Tottenham's Grant Ward impresses at Rotherham United

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Young Tottenham Hotspur loanee Grant Ward has settled into the experienced Rotherham United squad with ease.

The question is can he replicate his inspired early form in the Championship season?

Since his move to South Yorkshire Grant Ward has had a solid pre-season, most notably scoring the only goal for Rotherham in their narrow 2-1 defeat to Premier League Leicester City a couple of weeks ago.

His shot from just outside the box that curled under the crossbar past a dissapointed Mark Schwarzer epitomises his attacking mentality and gave a glimpse to the Millers fans of what he has in his locker.

Ward has already gained the support of the Rotherham faithful, his eagerness to chase the ball and fight for it is second to none and is a important attribute for all young players.

His keen ability to take players on and retain possession could prove a very successful factor during his spell with the Millers. His fast yet controlled footwork also helped the Millers gain a pleasing 2-1 victory over Bundesliga side FSV Mainz 05 when he came on as a substitute in the second half.

Ward will not have an easy task to get first team matches under his belt during his six month loan spell. Competition for first team places is fierce.

The Rotherham midfield is an experienced and capable one and may mean Ward will have to be patient before wearing the red and white shirt on a regular first team basis.

This midfield includes former Irish International Paul Green and of course Rotherham's player of the season Ritchie Smallwood, who was one of the most consistent players of the 2014/15 campaign.

Rotherham manager Steve Evans will be hoping Ward can help bolster the Millers' attacking options alongside various new signings including Emmanuel Ledesma from Middlesbrough and ex-Sheffield Wednesday man Chris Maguire.

With the new season beckoning all eyes will be on the young midfielder and how he performs in his first few games. This will be crucial in securing his future involvement for the season ahead.

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