Rotherham United: Millers players ratings from the win over Brentford win

The Star's Millers man, Paul Davis, assesses the players after their 1-0 Championship victory against the Bees - the first three-point haul for manager Alan Stubbs.

Sunday, 21st August 2016, 12:35 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 16:16 pm
Izzy Brown

Rotherham (4-2-3-1)

Lee Camp 7

Scott Allan

Solid show. Brentford’s best efforts went wide, but Rotherham’s No 1 was there when needed.

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Darnell Fisher 7

Caught out of position defensively a couple of times, but the pacy right-back looks a promising signing.

Dominic Ball 7

Danny Ward

His best display so far. Assured in possession, decent passing and quick into the tackle.

Kelvin Wilson 8

As his fitness improves, so does his form. Reads the game really well and puts himself in the right places.

Will Vaulks 6

Scott Allan

Still adjusting to the pace of the Championship. More needed from him on the ball. Some crucial tackles.

Tom Adeyemi 6

Added physical presence to the midfield and was making an encouraging debut until injured.

Jon Taylor 6

Danny Ward

A scampering threat at times on the right. A great first-half cross almost brought a goal for Danny Ward.

Scott Allan 6

Moments of brilliance - like the pass for Ward’s match-winner - but sometimes gave the ball away cheaply.

Izzy Brown 7

Would have been an 8 if he’d continued his first-half form throughout. Exciting talent and more to come.

Danny Ward 8

Worked hard and caused problems. One second-half defensive header almost as important as his goal.

Subs

Richie Smallwood 6

Slowed down Millers attacks a couple of times but an important defensive presence after replacing Adeyemi at half-time.

Anthony Forde 6

Came on for Allan in the 84th minute when fresh legs were needed, although no time to make an impact.

Joe Mattock 6

On for Brown with two minutes to go. Dropped at left-back in favour of right-footed Stephen Kelly, so clearly needs to win over boss Alan Stubbs.

Subs not used: Price, Wood, Forster-Caskey, Yates.

Brentford (4-2-3-1): Bentley 7; Colin 7, Dean 7, Egan 7, Elder 6; Woods 8, Yennaris 6; Vibe 6 (McEachran 84), Sawyers (Ledesma 77) 5, McLeod (Saunders 58) 5; Hogan 7. Subs not used: Kurasik, Bjelland, Kerschbaumer, Clarke.

Goal: Danny Ward 32 (Rotherham).

Referee: James Adcock (Notts) 7.

Attendance: 8,367 (459).