Izzy Brown talks to www.themillers.co.uk...
Departing Chelsea loanee Izzy Brown has hailed the work of interim manager Paul Warne following today’s announcement that he is to leave AESSEAL New York Stadium.
The England under 20 international enjoyed a productive spell in South Yorkshire after netting three goals in 20 appearances for the Millers, before being recalled by parent club Chelsea.
Some of Brown’s best football came under interim boss Warne, and the Peterborough-born front-man was quick to acknowledge his boss’ contribution to his recent upturn in fortunes.
“I texted Warney today to say that I was going to miss him,” Brown told www.themillers.co.uk
“We were close, he used to text me most days and I think he is a really good guy and a great man. I really hope that he can keep Rotherham up because he really cares about the club and is fighting hard to stay in this league. I am really thankful to him because he really worked hard with me when I was there.”
The former West Bromwich Albion youngster was given his first taste of Championship football by the Millers, after joining on loan back in the close season.
The 19-year-old says he is thankful for the opportunity given to him by the Millers, stating that the experience will have a huge benefit for his future career.
“I have enjoyed every moment of my time at Rotherham,” he added.
“Even when the manager changed and I was out of the team for three or four games, I was still happy to be part of the squad because all the boys are great lads and the coaching staff are great people as well. I have a lot of love for the club.
“It has been a different experience for me and an important learning curve in my development. After being at Chelsea, to then come out and get into the Championship you realise that football isn't easy, we had to fight for everything at Rotherham and to have that mentality is only going to be good for me.
“The goal against QPR was one of my best moments and one of my best games. We were having a tough run so to get the win was extra special. The other highlight was the game against Nottingham Forest which was probably my best game.
“I will miss playing at the AESSEAL New York Stadium because the fans warmed to me and showed me a lot of love and support. I am thankful of that because it really helped me settle in.”