Michael Brown was full of praise for Harvey Elliott after the youngster starred in Blackburn’s 3-1 win over Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.
Rovers finalised a loan move for the 17-year-old last month from Liverpool and his arrival was seen as a real coup given how highly-rated Elliott is.
And, he’s started to justify that in recent weeks, getting a goal in the win at Coventry and he was impressive at Ewood Park against the R’s, setting up Adam Armstrong who put Tony Mowbray’s men 2-1 up.
It’s fair to say his performance caught the eye of ex-Spurs midfielder Brown, who explained to Football Insider why Elliott is at the right club for his development.
“He had some good flashes, Blackburn play some real good, attractive football so I think it’ll suit him and I think that’s why they’ve probably chosen Blackburn for him to go to.
“The ball for the second goal for Armstrong was sublime, a little cutting pass, he possibly could have had a penalty with his shirt pulled so I think it’ll be a really, really good sort of upbringing for him and he will go back to Liverpool a better player.”
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Elliott has certainly had a decent start since moving to Blackburn and he deserves huge credit for choosing to leave Liverpool on a temporary basis because you forget just how young he is.
As for Brown’s assessment, there won’t be many who disagree with what he’s saying and he did do very well for the decisive second goal.
The challenge for the teenager is to maintain that as the campaign progresses but this does look as though it will be a smart move by Rovers.
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