Oxford United Club Secretary Mick Brown and Tranmere Rovers Chief Executive Mick Horton have been honoured with Long Service Awards at The Football League's Annual General Meeting.

The pair received the accolades at The League's Summer Conference last week to mark a combined service of more than 45 years.

In a journey spanning more than 30 years in all of English football's top five divisions, Mick Brown has held a number of senior management positions at the club.

"I am very proud and privileged to have worked for the club that I supported in my childhood," said Brown.

"I have been able to work with lots of different and interesting people in the last thirty years and have many happy memories."

After joining Oxford on 1st March 1982, Brown was named Ticket Office Manager in 1985 following the club's promotion to the top flight. He then moved to Assistant Secretary (appointed in 1987) and Club Secretary (1989). In 2007, he took on the additional role and responsibilities of General Manager.

Mick Horton began his career as Mansfield Town's Finance Manager in January 1991 before promotion to Club Secretary the following year. A switch to Tranmere Rovers as Club Secretary followed in July 1997 and in 2007 he was named Chief Executive/Club Secretary.

During his 15 seasons at Rovers, Horton has missed just one first-team game, watching a total of 806 matches.