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

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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.

Rotherham (4-2-3-1)

Scott Allan

Scott Allan

Lee Camp 7

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

Darnell Fisher 7

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

Danny Ward

Danny Ward

Dominic Ball 7

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.

Stephen Kelly 7

Used his experience well and was a key part of the defensive second-half effort despite being on the wrong flank.

Will Vaulks 6

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

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

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

Joe Mattock

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).

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