After lack of game time at St Johnstone, Raith Rovers loan signing James Brown well up for challenge of getting Raith promoted

Recent Raith Rovers loan signing James Brown is relishing being part of the club’s Scottish Championship title tilt having drifted out of the first team picture at Scottish Premiership outfit St Johnstone this term.
Brown is delighted to be at Raith (Pic Tony Fimister)Brown is delighted to be at Raith (Pic Tony Fimister)
Brown is delighted to be at Raith (Pic Tony Fimister)

The former Millwall youngster, 26, has slotted in at right-back for Ian Murray’s side in recent games having built up considerable experience north of the border after first joining the Perth side back in 2021.

"I've been up here three years now so I know the Scottish game,” Brown told RaithTV. “I know the challenges each team presents up here so hopefully I can add my experience with that to the club and to the team and hopefully push them in the right direction.

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"The pressure and the situation we find ourselves in is reward for what the boys have done previously to get themselves into that position. Being a footballer is a short career so you want to be fighting at the right end for titles.

"Of course from a selfish point of view you just want to play football, the same as any other footballer. I wasn't afforded that chance really with St Johnstone which happens sometimes.

"So for me I wasn't just going to sit there and see my contract out. I wanted to get out and play football and obviously Raith presented that opportunity so I wanted to come here quickly and be involved in something really positive.”

Brown, who became a father four months ago, added: "That's definitely been a change in my life but I've loved every minute of it. It's tough but it is so rewarding.”

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