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Australian Football: Brown backs Chapman to shine

Brisbane Roar star Corey Brown is backing Connor Chapman to get his career back on track with the club after penning an 18-month contract.

Roar have set their sights to finish in the top six of the A-League this season and Chapman now has a chance to play his part after being offered a fresh start in Brisbane.

Time to shine

Chapman was once a very highly-rated youngster when beginning his career with Melbourne City and then the Newcastle Jets before making the switch to South Korea.

The central defender starred for Incheon United and Pohang Steelers but his career has not gone according to plan since then and he is now back in the A-League with the Roar.

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Now 27 years old he has a point to prove and Brown believes his former Australian under-17 team-mate is a great addition.

"He had early stints at Newcastle and City and he was always probably that youngster," Brown told AAP. "Now he's a senior player. He's come back with a lot of pedigree so I expect a lot from him and I think he'll deliver."

Phoenix clash

Wednesday night's game against Wellington Phoenix is likely to come too soon for Chapman but in the meantime Brisbane need to start picking up some points.

They beat Macarthur 3-1 on Sunday and Brown says they will be looking to build on the win.

"Hopefully it's a stepping stone to a few more wins," Brown added. "We've been a bit inconsistent.

"We get a win and then we drop back off, we've got a quick turnaround on Wednesday so it's important that we back this one up."

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