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IT’S fair to say when the signing of Farrend Rawson on the eve of Rotherham’s visit to Huddersfield Town was announced last season, many Millers fans will have been scouring the internet pages for the footballing background of the young centre-half, with many claiming “Farrend, who?”.
Well, it’s testament to the footballing prowess of the Derby County loanee that he is now arguably one of the first names on the teamsheet after belying his tender years with some accomplished displays at the heart of the Rotherham rearguard, both last season and at the start of this season.
Speaking exclusively to the official match day programme recently, Rawson explained he is relishing his second opportunity with the Millers to pitch his talents against the best that the Championship has to offer.
“I’ve got to keep my feet on the ground and remember where I am and what I stand for.” he said modestly.
“My aim is just to try and kick on and do my best for Rotherham. They are a great set of lads here and it’s my immediate aim to do my best for the team.”
To his own admission, Rawson has had to fight hard to regain his match sharpness after joining the Millers relatively late in their pre-season preparations and after biding his time as an unused substitute in late August, the teenager was given his starting opportunity at Charlton Athletic following the international break whereby he celebrated his Millers return with his first career goal- a moment that will live long in the memory of the youngster.
“It was a good feeling to get a goal, it always is as a defender as it doesn’t happen very often.” he enthused.
“I’m only young and still learning the game and I want to play at the highest level possible because this is a game I love and a game that’s brilliant to be a part of.”