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READ | Scott setting no limit on how High Millers can go

6 September 2022

Club News

READ | Scott setting no limit on how High Millers can go

6 September 2022

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Rotherham United loanee Scott High was keen to stress that the Millers have not put a ceiling on what they hope to achieve in the Sky Bet Championship last season.

The midfielder arrived on a season-long loan from Huddersfield Town in the summer, having played a part in helping his parent club reach the second tier Play-offs the previous year.

The 21-year-old reaffirmed that high standards set right at the start of the campaign were key to the Terriers achieving their objectives and sees no reason why his current side can’t go on to have a successful season.

“I think you’ve got to aim high in any team,” Scott told

“There’s not point putting a ceiling on what you think you can achieve, whether that be in a one-off game or during the season as a whole. We all want to be the best that we can be.

“You’ve got to set standards like we did at Huddersfield last season and that is all down to the manager and the players that you have in the changing room.

“I don’t think this group of lads is any different to the group we had at Huddersfield last season and that is key to having a successful season anywhere you are.

“The midfield is really competitive, as it is at a lot of clubs, but certainly here. Dan, Wilesy, Jamie, Ollie and Haks are all great players in their own right.

“We all want to better ourselves but at the same time, we want what’s best for each other too and if we continue to train at the level we have been doing, that can only aim to drive standards up.

“We want to push each other to reach the best level we can, individually and collectively and I think the strength of the squad allows us to do that.”

A trait which will have no doubt endeared Scott to his manager Paul Warne is his willingness to learn, having texted the boss straight after the Carabao Cup tie with Morecambe to go over his clips.

The Dewsbury-born operator was forthright in his belief that every day is an opportunity to learn, something which he sees as having paramount importance, whether that be as a rookie or a veteran in the game.

“I think it’s massive, it doesn’t matter how old or young you are, every day is a school day,” he explained.

“I think especially at my age – playing in the Championship – I want to get as much knowledge as I can from the Gaffer and the coaches.

“They always offer their time to us to talk things through, what we did well, what we can improve on and for me it is a massive help.

“Whether you think you’ve performed well or not so well, there is always bits you can pick up and improve, so to have the platform to go through my clips with him and see what he thinks, is hugely beneficial.”

High has become the latest youngster to make the switch across Yorkshire to join the Millers on a temporary basis from the Terriers, having also seen Joshua Koroma and more recently Rarmani Edmonds-Green enjoy spells at AESSEAL New York Stadium.

Having spoken to both players, as well as the coaching staff at Roundwood, the midfielder was in no doubt as to where he wanted to spend the next chapter of his career.

Like any new player, Scott has had to acclimatise to his new surroundings, as well as developing an understanding of what is expected of him and the role he has to play in the team.

Now, he feels each game that passes only furthers his knowledge of his responsibilities within Paul Warne’s engine room. 

“As each game passes, the better my understanding gets of my role in the team and what is expected of me, hopefully I can continue to do that and get more chances.

“I spoke to REG and Josh the day before I signed here and they couldn’t have spoken more highly of the players and the coaching staff here.

“They both told me how their time was massively beneficial to them as players and as people as well, so it was a place I certainly had my sights set on when I know the option was there to join.

“Once I’d followed up my chat with the manager with a conversation with them, it became a no-brainer for me to come here and I’m really glad I chose Rotherham.”

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