Millwall defender James Brown has joined League Two side Carlisle United on loan until January. This is the 19-year-old’s first stint away from the Lions.
The Dover born defender signed his first professional contract with Millwall in April 2016. Brown made his debut last season against Gillingham in the EFL Trophy where Millwall ran out 2-1 winners. Brown will be available for Carlisle’s trip to Lincoln tomorrow.
Carlisle manager Keith Curle said this about the player “James is someone we’ve known about for a while, and he’s another young player who we feel will add to the group.
“He is very highly thought of, and he’s at a point where he needs to develop a profile within the game.
“He can play on the left or right at the back, and he’s a player who likes to defend. His manager wants him to be tested in a competitive first team environment, and this is an opportunity for him to come here and show people that he’s ready to take another step.”
While James Brown said this on Twitter:
— James Brown (@James_Brownn_) August 25, 2017
Keith Curle’s side made the League Two Play-Off’s last year however, they lost to Exeter in the semi-finals. The Cumbrians currently sit 5th in League Two. After opening day defeat to Swindon Town, Carlisle have won their last two league games against Cambridge United and Cheltenham respectively. They also narrowly lost 2-1 to Championship side Sunderland in the Carabao Cup.