As rumoured earlier in the week, full-back Jaden Brown has left Sincil Bank and headed up north.
He will join St Mirren in the SPFL as they hunt a European spot after a rather tepid start to his Imps career. The wing-back joined City on a free transfer in the summer and has made 16 appearances across all competitions, nine of those as a starter.
“Jaden needs regular football, and this is a chance for him to put himself in a better position ahead of next summer,” said City’s director of football, Jez George.
“St Mirren are a good club, with a good manager, who constantly overachieve, and this is a good opportunity for Jaden that we are happy to facilitate.”
It’s an interesting statement, which seems to suggest he is not a part of the manager’s plans at present. Also, Jez says ‘next summer’, which does seem to indicate we may be trying to offload in July, despite Brown signing a two-year deal when he arrived.
Brown, who has spent time with Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday after leaving Spurs, was handed a chance against Cambridge United, the last league game the Imps won, as well as having a 30-minute run out against Blackpool. He didn’t stand out in either, and his departure was expected this window, as has come to pass.
St Mirren are currently fifth in the SPFL table, ten points behind third-placed Heart of Midlothian.