St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson believes that recent signing James Brown will be a success in his time at the club.
Brown has joined the club on loan until the end of the season from Millwall. He is replacing Danny McNamara, who has returned to the Championship club.
Davidson feels that Brown can be a worthy successor to McNamara. He had a successful spell in Perth before returning to London.
“He is a top quality right-back. I’m pleased I managed to get him as soon as I knew Danny was getting called back” he said.
“I think he is a player that will get better and better. Danny came in and hit the ground running. James has got to do the same” Davidson continued.
The Saints boss is hopeful that Brown can make his debut for the club against Dundee United on Saturday.
“He has been training for the full season, so we have no issues with his fitness. He will have to get tested and then hopefully train on Tuesday” he disclosed.
Has opportunity to play at Hampden
Brown will have been eager to join St Johnstone as they have some big games ahead. The biggest being the Betfred Cup semi-final against Hibernian later this month. The chance to play at Hampden and possibly play in a cup final must have been a motivation for Brown to make the move.
He also might well have seen how well McNamara had done with St Johnstone and hope to follow in his footsteps. It will be intriguing to see how the player fares in his time at the club. Davidson sounds more than confident that he will be a success.