St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson was impressed with how January arrival James Brown fared on his debut for the Perth side.

Brown, who is on loan from Millwall until the end of the season, faced a daunting task in his first start as St Johnstone faced Premiership leaders Rangers. However, Davidson felt that the player acquitted himself well despite the Saints falling to a narrow 1-0 defeat.

“He’s had to wait”

“It was great to see James Brown getting a debut. Obviously he’s had to wait a long time after he came up, so good to see him give competition to Shaun (Rooney) for that right-wing back berth” he said.

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James Brown in action for Millwall (Photo by Jacques Feeney/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Davidson also disclosed that it might be a while longer before fellow January signing Charlie Gilmour gets a run in the side. He was an unused substitute against Rangers.

“Charlie’s obviously a little bit further away, regarding fitness wise, but again good player.”

Not sure how long player will be out for

Davidson had his say on the most notable incident in the game, a crude challenge by Rangers striker Kemar Roofe on St Johnstone star Murray Davidson. Davidson had to be taken off after the challenge, which received only a  yellow card from referee David Munro.

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Murray Davidson of St Johnstone in action (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Saints boss isn’t sure how long Davidson will be out for, but he wasn’t best pleased with the referee’s decision to only book Roofe.

“We’ve lost Murray tonight. I don’t think it was a great tackle. We lost a player from that, so for me I’m a bit disappointed with the referee, we didn’t get many decisions tonight.”

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