Exclusive: Rangers icon joins Aston Villa legend in proposed hometown tribute
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Exclusive: Rangers icon joins Aston Villa legend in proposed hometown tribute

Rangers and Scotland legend Bobby Brown is set to be honoured in his hometown of Denny with a proposal made to name a street after him, Rangers News can reveal.

Mr. Brown, who was born in the town, combined teaching PE at Denny High School with his role in Rangers’ iconic Iron Curtain defence and would later become the first Scotland manager after years of the national team being selected by a committee.

Having joined Rangers in 1946 after starting his career with Queen’s Park, Mr Brown replaced Jerry Dawson between the sticks for Bill Struth’s side, but would go on and earn his own place in Ibrox folklore, forming the Iron Curtain with George Young, Jock Shaw, Ian McColl, Willie Woodburn and Sammy Cox.

He would go six years, between 10 August 1946 and 16 April 1952, without missing a league game and recorded up an incredible 179 consecutive games as part of a total of 296 appearances in a decade as a Rangers player.

With several new streets being built on the site of the former Denny High School, councillors have proposed naming one of them Brown Terrace in honour of Mr Brown.

Another Scottish football legend, Jimmy McMullan is also poised to be honoured with a street name, McMullan Terrace, after his part in the Wembley Wizards and becoming the first manager of Aston Villa.

A third street name has been proposed to honour local East of Scotland side Dunipace, Pace Lane.

Mr Brown isn’t the only former Ger to hail from Denny, with Sammy Baird also hailing from the town while David Hagen grew up in nearby Bonnybridge.

Fantastic honour for Rangers icon to get a street named after him

While it has taken a while, there have been a few local tributes to Mr Brown in recent years, with Denny High naming an award after the Gers legend.

As someone who grew up in the town, and still lives there today, it’s great to see Mr Brown getting a street name proposed in his honour.

With the 138 affordable houses being built on the site of the old Denny High School, it makes it even more of a no brainer to name one of the streets after him.

In other news, Rangers confirm two more pre-season friendlies as West Ham head for Ibrox

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