West Brom boss Clarke taking Brown into Man City clash

West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke is taking Izzy Brown with them for their clash at Manchester City. Brown, 16, made his debut on Saturday.

West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke is taking Izzy Brown with them for their clash at Manchester City.

Brown, 16, made his debut on Saturday.

Clarke said: “It’s great for Izzy and it’s good for the club. It’s important that we show there is a path from the academy to the first team.

“Isaiah trains with the group. He’s been with the group for a number of weeks and he’s done well. It’s a first full step in what could be a good career for the boy.

“Last pre-season I combined the first-team and under-21 squad. We worked for the first full week as a group and there were 27 or 28 players at times.

“That will be very similar next season and Izzy will be involved.

“It’s important that we don’t over-hype Izzy. He’s got his career in front of him and on Saturday he took a first small step in what is hopefully going to be a very good career for him.”

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