Rotherham United winger Chiedozie Ogbene has landed the PA Entertainments Man of the Match crown following Saturday’s narrow defeat to Wigan Athletic at DW Stadium.
After dominating for large periods of the encounter against the Latics, the Millers were hit with the cruellest of late blows as Will Keane met Max Power’s cross to steal all three points with the last kick.
Despite the defeat, a number of Millers players came away from the game with credit, but there was one player who shone brightest on a rainy afternoon in Greater Manchester.
After missing the majority of the previous campaign through injury, Chieo now has a full pre-season under his belt, and looks back to his electrifying best judging by his early season displays.
Wigan’s defenders simply could not live with the flying-winger who was the main source of chances for the team, and, had lady luck been smiling on the Millers, he may well have produced a match-winning moment.
Chieo claimed the prize with 64.2% of the 508 votes cast, ahead of fellow nominees Wes Harding, Richard Wood and Wes Harding.