To many clubs losing your top goalscorer can be a massive blow. However, for Rotherham United, losing Kieran Agard seems to be more of a disappointment than a giant loss.
Agard scored 21 goals for Rotherham last season to finish joint third top scorer in League One with Coventry's Callum Wilson. These goals played an important role in the Millers' promotion campaign.
The subsequent loss of Agard to League One heavyweights Bristol City doesn't seem to have daunted the Millers, with Steve Evans opting to play on-loan Ipswich forward Paul Taylor on the right wing.
New talents shine
Not only that but ex-Southend player and the Millers' new signing Ryan Hall also features on the right for Rotherham. He netted the first ever Championship goal at the New York Stadium in their exciting 1-0 Victory over Wolves.
Both Taylor and Hall, like Agard, are very energetic and technically gifted. Both thrive on taking defenders on and challenging 'keepers with tricky long shots.
Efforts not rewarded
Rotherham have however been struggling for goals at times this year, only scoring six in their last eight league games. Could this be due to the exit of Agard, or perhaps a new style of play which is less attacking than last season?
Millers in no trouble
Realistically, Rotherham's ambition will be to avoid relegation this season. This is what is successfully being achieved at this point in time with the Millers sitting in 19th, three places above the relegation zone.
Will the loss of Agard be seen as a dilemma in the weeks and months to come?
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms