University of Stirling football captain set to go on trial with Premiership side

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Craig Brown, 22, is set to play for Premiership high-flyers Livingston in an initial trial period, as announced by the club’s official twitter account earlier today.

The centre midfielder – grandson of the ex-Scotland manager of the same name – has been ever-present for the Lowland League side since returning from injury and been influential for The Students in a campaign which sees them sitting in 6th place in the league standings.

Brown has scored against opposition such as East Kilbride and East Stirlingshire in seasons before in an impressive Stirling University football career which saw him promoted to captain last year.

Craig Brown Goals and Highlights
Video credit: Graham Fleming and Liam Whyte

He enjoyed a monumental Scottish Cup campaign last year, where he contributed to the side which narrowly missed out on a glamour tie to sides such as Dunfermline, Falkirk, or Partick Thistle as they were defeated by East of Scotland side Linlithgow Rose in the second round.

Speaking to Brig following the news, Brown said: “I’m obviously very excited to be training with a club of such stature, I am quite nervous!

“But I suppose nerves are good and just hope to go in and make a good account of myself.

“Definitely, having a good season at the University will attract attention. But since I’ve been here at the Uni I’ve always had an eye on progressing so I’ve made sure to try play well for the team to ensure I could get an opportunity like the one I’ve been handed.”

University of Stirling and others in the Lowland league are still waiting on confirmation on when the league can restart, stay tuned to Brig for more details.

Featured image credit: George Vekic

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