Rovers’ first activity of the January transfer window has seen right-back James Brown enter into his second loan-spell away from Ewood Park of the season, after agreeing a move across the Pennines, joining Doncaster Rovers until the end of the season.
The 24-year-old, who spent the first-half of the campaign on loan at Stockport County in the fourth division of English football, has returned to League Two to join up with Danny Schofield’s Doncaster Rovers, who were relegated to the fourth tier at the end of 2021-22.
Donny, who currently sit in 12th place in the fourth tier, have been on a downward spiral in recent years after last season’s relegation, but are hoping to utilise Brown’s attributes to try for a late push towards the League Two playoffs.
Brown, who has only made one senior appearance for Rovers, which came on the final day of 2021-22 where Rovers beat Birmingham City, 2-1, does have pedigree in the division after playing 16 times for Stockport County over the first-half of the campaign, before Rovers recalled him. During his time at The Hatters, Brown helped keep 13 clean-sheets in 22 games, in all competitions for Dave Challinor’s side, which included chipping in with two assists.
With Doncaster’s systems suggesting a preference for wing-backs over the traditional full-back, this loan could be the perfect opportunity for Brown to kick on and catch the eye at Ewood Park, or potentially secure a permanent move elsewhere, given his contract with Rovers reportedly expires at the end of this season.
Good Luck, James!