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RUFC - Scott bemoans 'lazy journalism'

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Rotherham United Manager, Andy Scott toldMillersPlayer that he isn`t in the least surprised about how striker Lewis Grabban has settled down with the club.

'I`ve known for a long time how good he is.

'At Palace he was behind some very good centre-forwards there and he was a young lad learning his trade. He went to Millwall and was behind Steve Morrison, who`s now playing in the Premiership with Norwich and Neil Harris who is a record goal scorer for Millwall. So he never really had the opportunity to go and stake his claim and play forty or fifty games in the season.

'But he`s got that opportunity now and he`s grabbing it with both hands. We know he`s versatile and he`s been playing wide right and he gives us an extra goal threat there, which he showed on Saturday, as well as getting loads of crosses into the box, so he`s a good supply line for the front two as well.

'I spoke to him several times in the summer and persuaded him that this was the right club for him to come to and that I believed in him and that he needed to come somewhere where he was going to play a hundred games in two years and show people what he can do.

'For him to have eleven goals at this stage is fantastic but he knows I brought him here to score twenty goals and he`s determined to do that. He`s a very level headed lad who is focused on what he`s doing and he`ll get his head down and continue to do that.

'But he`s got some good players around him and it takes the whole side to give him those opportunities.`


As we know, earlier in the week, the rumours have already started about Lewis being wanted by other clubs, two of them being League One sides, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday.

'There`s always an interest in good players,` Scott said, 'especially centre forwards. But I think it`s lazy journalism from around the area that links the Sheffield clubs with him because if people are interest with Lewis Grabban they will ring me up and I haven`t spoken to anyone from those two clubs. Whether that`s because they know we aren`t going to let him go or not I don`t know. The Chairman has come out and said he`s not going to let him go anywhere which is music to my ears because we don`t want to bring in players and six months later lose them to other clubs. We had to fight tooth and nail to hold onto Alfie (Adam Le Fondre) as long as we did and in the end he went to the right club for the right price. Lewis can contribute a lot more this season to our success and we are determined that he will stay here and do that.`

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Date:Thursday November 17 2011

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