The Millers signed versatile forward Danny Ward from Huddersfield Town during the 2015 January transfer window for an undisclosed fee.
After initially signing on emergency loan he made a permanent switch to the AESSEAL New York Stadium making his debut in the 1-0 defeat at Brentford. He started his career with Bolton Wanderers and after making his professional debut with the Trotters in 2009 in the Premier League, the 24-year-old enjoyed several loan spells with Swindon Town and Coventry City before signing on loan with Huddersfield. During his loan spell at the John Smith’s Stadium Ward helped the Terriers to the League One play-off final, but they were defeated by Peterborough United.
After signing permanently for a fee believed to be around £1million he helped Town to promotion via the play-offs after a shootout victory over Sheffield United. Last season he played 40 times in league and cup and has featured for Chris Powell’s side 14 times during the 2014/15 season before joining the Millers. He netted his first goal in only his third game when he grabbed a last minute equaliser against Charlton, and quickly endeared himself to the Millers’ fans with his all action style.
He scored further goals against Millwall and Cardiff, ending the season with 15 appearances for the Millers.
Ward again played a pivotal role in the Millers success the following season and was a regular selection as the club embarked upon an impressive 11 game unbeaten run which saw them secure their Championship status.
He finished the campaign with four goals to his name with the most notable coming in the 3-3 draw with Derby County in which the Millers came back from three down to earn a valuable point at AESSEAL New York Stadium.