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Danny can be a top player for us, says Redfearn

25 December 2015

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Redfearn believes Danny Ward can be a key player for his side this season...

Millers boss Neil Redfearn believes former Huddersfield Town frontman Danny Ward can play a pivotal role as his side look to climb Sky Bet Championship table.

The 25-year-old was charged with spearheading the Rotherham United attack as a lone striker in the win over Hull City and turned in an excellent performance that impressed his manager.

“He is a really talented young lad. We forget he’s still young in his years as a player and you can’t question his ability in my eyes,” Redfearn told

“He’s an athletic, powerful boy that’s six foot and he’s got a good build for a front player. He led the line well and got his body in the way and the ball stuck and that made such a difference.”

Redfearn continued to add that the Bradford-born forward’s ability to bring others around him into the game gives his side some extra potency in attacking and believes that Ward can be a key player in the second tier if he can stay injury free.

“When we can get the ball into the front and it sticks and we can get past ‘B’ then we become a dangerous side because then we can bring players like Joe Newell and Grant Ward and Freck into play from midfield and we become a dangerous side going forward.

“I think he needs to be out there and that’s the big thing. If we can select him more often than not and get the best out of Danny then we’ve got a real top player at this level."

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