Brown opens season with promise for the Rams against young Chelsea stars

Jordan Brown (left) in action for Derby County U23s against Chelsea U23s.

FORMER Cheadle SMU juniors player Jordan Brown was in the Derby County team that lost 1-0 to Chelsea in their opening Premier 2 Division One (U23s) fixture at Pride Park last night.

Brown played a key role in defence as the Rams stood firm against a Chelsea side stocked with potential Premiership players.

Substitute Marcel Lavinier scored Chelsea’s winning goal five minutes from time after seizing on a rebound.

Eighteen-year-old Jordan, from Cresswell, in the Staffordshire Moorlands, commented afterwards on social media: “Hard done to not getting anything from it, but plenty of positives personally and as a team.”