*BS*Nicky Forster and Steve Brown will be familiar names to many supporters.*BF*

Both men have significant playing experience in the Football League and Brown tasted Premier League football for Charlton and Reading.

They have since gone on to acquire their UEFA coaching badges and coach first team and youth players at Football League clubs.

Here is a factfile of their careers and achievements as players and coaches:


Playing Career Highlights*BF*
– Joined Gillingham in 1992, sold to Brentford in 1994 for £320,000
– Birmingham paid £700,000 for him in January 1997
– Capped at England Under-21 level four times, scoring once.
– Signed by Reading in 1999 for £650,000
– Hull City paid £250,000 to Ipswich in 2006
– Over 600 appearances in the Football League over 19 years
– Scored nearly 200 goals, prolific for Brentford, Reading and Brighton

*BS*Managerial Career*BF*
– Took over as Brentford caretaker boss in February 2011
– Guided the Bees up to 11th in the table
– Managed Brentford at Wembley in the 2011 Football League Trophy final


Playing Career Highlights*BF*
– 242 appearances for Charlton Athletic
– Four seasons in the Premier League for the Addicks
– Defender played as an emergency goalkeeper four times for Charlton, conceding no goals
– Scored a penalty at Wembley in Charlton’s play-off final shoot-out victory against Sunderland in 1998. The Addicks won 7-6 on penalties after a 4-4 draw.

*BS*Coaching Career*BF*
– Started as youth team coach at Charlton
– Appointed reserve manager at West Ham by Alan Pardew
– Most recently Youth team manager at Brighton & Hove Albion