Rotherham United: Millers bow an eye-opener for Chelsea starlet Izzy Brown

Izzy Brown is denied a debut goal
Izzy Brown is denied a debut goal
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New boy Izzy Brown admits he has never experienced anything like his Rotherham United debut against Brentford.

The 19-year-old winger shone in his first match of a season-long Millers loan, but his exertions at New York Stadium took their toll.

Izzy Brown in action against Brentford

Izzy Brown in action against Brentford

“The tempo of that game, I haven’t witnessed anything like that before!” he said. “It’s something I have to get used to, but everything will come.

“I remember saying when I was coming in at half-time that my legs were heavy, I felt like I had just played 90 minutes, but then I had to go out again. It was difficult, and Championship football is so tough. You have to always give 100 per cent.

“My man ran off me a couple of times, but the players were soon quick to let me know!”

Rotherham beat the Bees 1-0 to record their first Championship victory under Alan Stubbs.

Brown, who was given a standing ovation when he was substituted in the 88th-minute, came close to a first-half goal when he robbed Lasse Vibe and raced clear.

“I saw the keeper coming to me,” he recalled. “I tried to slot it in the corner, but it just touched his foot. I thought it was looping in, but it hit the bar and went over. Maybe I should have gone through his legs or something else, but I was happy I created the chance. Hopefully next time I will take it.

“The fans gave me a great reception when I came off the pitch. It meant a lot.”

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