Doncaster Rovers Sign James Brown on Loan From Blackburn Rovers

James Brown playing for Stockport County

Doncaster Rovers have signed right-back James Brown on loan from Championship side Blackburn Rovers.

The defender, 24, was recalled by Blackburn after spending the first half of the season at Stockport County.

Ironically, Doncaster have replaced Kyle Knoyle, who joined Stockport County last week, with the man he replaced at Stockport.

Brown made 23 appearances for County, assisting two goals.

Doncaster Rovers Sign Blackburn Rovers Right-Back James Brown on Loan

Kyle Knoyle Replacement

The right-back has only made one appearance for his parent club, who he joined after leaving Irish side Drogheda United, where he was captain.

He replaces Knoyle at Doncaster, a defender who joined in the summer of 2021 and was having a fine season at the Eco-Power stadium.

Doncaster sit in 12th place in League Two and will hope Brown can be as effective going forward as Knoyle – who was top of their assists chart – was.

Brown is a third signing of the window and the second signing of the day following the arrival of Leicester City defender Ben Nelson just an hour or so previous.

Doncaster now have three loan signings in the door having signed Brighton & Hove Albion winger Todd Miller last week.

‘Everything I Was Looking For’ – James Brown

After signing for Doncaster, James Brown told the club website: “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.”

Rovers are chasing promotion to League One after their relegation last season. They are currently three points short of the play-off places.
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Danny Schofield added: “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.”

Brown signed a new contract with Blackburn Rovers last summer, keeping him tied to Ewood Park until the summer of 2024.

Doncaster host Tranmere Rovers on Saturday, January 21.