Millwall have announced that young defender James Brown has signed a new contract at the south London club, in a deal which keeps him at The Den until June 2021.
— Millwall FC (@MillwallFC) February 14, 2020
The 22-year-old has been a regular feature of the under-23 side this season for Millwall, and his showings for the Young Lions have been rewarded this term with two first-team appearances.
His last game for the club was against Sheffield United in the FA Cup fourth round, where he played the full ninety minutes.
In total, the defender has played three senior games for the club. He made his debut for the Lions in a 2-1 win over Gillingham in the EFL Trophy back in 2016.
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Coming through Millwall’s academy, Brown has spent time on loan at three different clubs: Carlisle, Livingston and Lincoln City.
His time at Carlisle was the most successful, as the defender made a total of 34 appearances for the Cumbrians in League Two during 2017-18.
Brown’s new deal follows the news about his under-23 teammate Junior Tiensia, who recently signed his first professional contract at the club in January.
This is good news for Millwall fans, as Brown is a highly rated talent at the club who is on the cusp on first-team football.
The club will be hoping that his new contract will help him kick on and challenge Mahlon Romeo for the right-back position in the near future.
Brown joins eight other youth players to sign new contracts at the club so far this season.