Ciaron Brown has been given the opportunity to make his name in the professional game after joining Championship side Cardiff City from Wealdstone.

A deal for the versatile 20-year-old defender to join the promotion-cashing Bluebirds has been agreed following lengthy negotiations and Brown, who was under contract with Stones, has now completed his move to the Cardiff City Stadium.

Wealdstone manager Bobby Wilkinson said: “I’d like to wish Ciaron a very successful career; it’s a great achievement to become a pro, he’s worked very hard and we will always support him and we will follow his progress with great interest.”

Stones chairman Peter Marsden added: “I know that Ciaron has worked extremely hard to fulfil his ambition to be a full-time pro footballer and I know all Weladstone fans will wish him well at Cardiff.

“We look forward to welcoming Ciaron and his new teammates for a pre-season friendly at Grosvenor Vale at the start of next season.”

Brown joined Wealdstone in the summer of 2016 from Bedfont Sports and he developed rapidly into a strong, versatile defender able to play at centre-half or left-back.

A scorer of three goals in his 66 appearances for Stones, the 20-year-old attracted the interest of a number of Football League clubs and also had a trial with Sheffield Wednesday.