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Rovers snap up Blackburn right back James Brown on loan

17 January 2023

Club News

Rovers snap up Blackburn right back James Brown on loan

17 January 2023

Rovers are delighted to confirm the signing of right back James Brown on loan from Blackburn Rovers.

The 24-year-old has linked up with Danny Schofield’s squad for the remainder of the 2022/23 campaign.

Brown spent the first half of the season in Sky Bet League Two with Stockport County, making 22 appearances before being recalled by Blackburn earlier this month.

On his switch to the Eco-Power Stadium, Brown said: “After going back to Blackburn, I was just waiting for the right move. The opportunity came up here and the gaffer seems optimistic about where the club can finish this year and going forward has good ambitions.

“It was everything really that I was looking for in a club.

“I’m glad that it's got done early in the window so I get going ready for the weekend.

“I’m looking forward to finishing the season strongly with the club.”

Head coach Schofield said: “It’s a player we know a lot about, we know his strengths and areas where we feel he can improve, which we’ll help out with.

“He’s another positive signing that will make an impact quickly.

“His stats physically as well as tactically and technically are really high. It’s always important when we recruit players for January that they’re ready to go and not needing two or three to get their fitness levels up.

“He’s had plenty of minutes this season so he’s good to go.”

The Irish full back started his career with Shelbourne before switching to Drogheda United, with whom he won the League of Ireland First Division title and went on to captain the side.

Brown joined Blackburn last January following a successful trial and made his debut in the Championship on the final day of last season.

His loan to Stockport came after signing a contract extension to keep him at Ewood Park until the summer of 2024.

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