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Millers take Best and Drury on trial

2 November 2015

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Millers take Best and Drury on trial

2 November 2015

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Rotherham United manager Neil Redfearn has confirmed that the club have taken Leon Best and Adam Drury on trial.

The Millers boss revealed that the pair had trained with the club on Monday during his pre-match press conference ahead of the trip to the Riverside Stadium to face Middlesbrough.

Redfearn has been impressed by the early displays of the former Newcastle United frontman Best and believes his experience could prove invaluable to the players already in his squad.

“What Leon Best carries is Championship experience and Premier League experience at a time when the lads up front maybe need it as a helping post.

“He’s a proven scorer and he’s been out of the game for a little bit but he looks sharp and he looks fit.

“It’ll be good for Jonson or Matty Derbyshire and Jordan to have someone like that to go and compete for places but we’re looking at all areas.”

Best, who began his career as a youngster at Notts County, has been out of contract since leaving Blackburn Rovers but the Millers boss insists he has kept up his fitness since leaving Ewood Park.

“He’s 29-year-old and he’s a fit boy and he’s got no weight on him” Redfearn told

“He’s lean and he looks like he’s been looking after himself and we’ve just go to see if that hunger is still there.

“It’s just a case of seeing if he’s capable of being able to produce what he’s capable of.”

Drury meanwhile began his career as a youngster at Manchester City and most recently had a short stay with Bristol Rovers. The 22-year-old has had loan spells with Burton Albion and St. Mirren and is currently a free agent.

Redfearn is keen to assess both Best and Drury before making any final decisions and is hoping to see them in match action before committing himself.

“Ideally we want to look at them in training and then at least in a game, if not a couple."


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