MOT View: Did Leeds make mistake as former player lighting up the Championship?
Leeds fans were excited when Izzy Brown joined on loan last season but it quickly turned into a nightmare stay for both club and player.
Brown arrived injured and wasn’t fit to play any part for Leeds until December when he was injured again playing for the Under-23s.
He was thrown into the deep end for his Leeds debut, playing the last nine minutes against QPR in February and chasing the game 1-0 down.
He looked awful, was booked almost instantly, and generally looked like a rabbit in the headlights.
That was that, apart from a two-minute cameo in the 4-2 defeat in the play-off semi-final against Derby.
Marcelo Bielsa obviously didn’t trust him and he returned to Chelsea looking for another loan club.
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He found that in Luton and he’s been on fire for them. He’s registered five assists in his last six games and has the joint-most assists in the Championship this season.
He’s creating 2.6 chances per game, which is the third-highest in the Championship and is looking every inch the player that Leeds fans thought they were getting last season.
It’s easy to have sympathy for Brown. Signing a player with an injury is always a risk but we don’t think he was treated the best when he was at Leeds.
Our form was suffering towards the end of the season and he seemed like the obvious player to turn to, but Bielsa decided not to play him.
Perhaps he was still struggling for fitness but Brown is back to his best – it’s just a shame he’s doing it for another side in the Championship and not Leeds.
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