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John Brayford

Former Player




5ft 8in


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Burton Albion

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Brayford signed on deadline day September 2008 for fee of 80,000 (rising to 130,000 on appearances) from Burton Albion under the reign of Steve Holland and became the club's first choice right back almost instantly.

After coming through the ranks at Burton, Brayford made over 70 appearances for the Brewers in three years before his move to Gresty Road.

He made his Crewe Alex debut in September 2008 in a 3-0 defeat at Scunthorpe United. He went on to make 40 first team appearances in 08/09, scoring twice. His first goal came at Hartlepool United during Dario's first spell as caretaker manager before adding his second at Yeovil just a couple of months later.

His assured performances at the back have not only made him a fans favourite but also a scouts favourite. In summer 2009 he was the subject of of interest from Derby County, managed by Brayford's Burton boss Nigel Clough.

Clough admitted they had made contact with Crewe over Brayford's availability but later conceded that they had been priced out of a move.

Brayford went on to become almost ever present in the club's League Two season in 2009-2010.

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