🧐 Getting to know: Brandon Comley

We’ve picked out ten pieces of information to help you get to know a little bit more about our fourth new signing of the summer, Brandon Comley.

  1. Making his professional debut for Queens Park Rangers in May 2015, Comley came on as an 80th minute substitute for former Wanderer Karl Henry in a 5-1 Premier League defeat at the hands of Leicester City.


  1. Comley’s next senior appearance for Rangers came at the start of the following season (2015/16) in a League Cup defeat to Carlisle United at Loftus Road. Shortly afterwards, the midfielder joined the Sky Bet League Two outfit on loan, making his debut in a FA Cup defeat to Everton at Brunton Park.


  1. Brandon’s older brother James is also a footballer and plays as a midfielder for National League side Maidenhead United. Both born in London, Brandon came through the youth system at Queens Park Rangers, whilst James received his footballing education at Crystal Palace.


  1. An international footballer, Comley has represented the Caribbean island of Montserrat on nine occasions at the time of writing and made his debut in September 2018. He played the full 90 in a CONCACAF Nations League Qualifying defeat to El Salvador. On that day, he played alongside his brother who also represents the tiny nation on the international stage.


  1. Goals haven’t come in great numbers for Comley so far in his career, with three to his name. His first came for Colchester United in March 2018 when he scored an equaliser early in the second half in a 1-1 draw against Mansfield Town at Field Mill.


  1. After a loan spell with Carlisle United in 2016, his first away from parent club Queens Park Rangers, he joined Grimsby Town on loan and remained at Blundell Park for virtually the entirety of the 2016/17 campaign. He made 35 appearances and played under three managers in a season: Paul Hurst, Marcus Bignot and Russell Slade.


  1. During his time at Grimsby, Comley played against Bolton Wanderers in an FA Cup tie at the University of Bolton Stadium in November 2016. Playing 75 minutes for Town, he couldn’t prevent Wanderers from progressing with a 1-0 victory courtesy of Liam Trotter’s goal but his side played really well as the underdogs that afternoon.


  1. Comley’s next loan spell was to Colchester United and he spent the entirety of the 2017/18 season with the club before signing on a permanent basis in January 2018. In total for the Essex club, he made 65 appearances (3 goals) before his release at the end of the 2019/20 season.


  1. A central midfielder with good technical ability and capabilities of dictating the play from deep lying positions, Comley also has a degree of tenacity about his game with a tendency to show aggressiveness and put a foot in to win the ball back. He picked up eight yellow cards last season.


  1. His most recent goal took place on the same ground as his first goal in professional football, Field Mill – the home of Mansfield Town. This strike was a stunner! Picking up the ball 25 yards from goal he rocketed a shot into the top corner past a helpless Conrad Logan to give United an early lead in what would eventually become a 3-2 victory.
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