Fellow new boy tips Millers striker to shine

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NEW signing Chris Holroyd will play a major role in Rotherham United’s bid to climb out of League Two, says fellow newcomer Luke Foster.

Millers boss Andy Scott bolstered his attacking options by capturing Holroyd last week. The 24-year-old, released by Brighton earlier in the summer, has agreed a two-year deal at the Don Valley Stadium and became Scott’s fourth recruit during the close season.

Foster is acutely aware of Holroyd’s capabilities, having briefly played alongside the striker at Stevenage last term.

In fact, Holroyd bagged six goals in 12 appearances and Foster is now tipping the player to shine at Rotherham.

Centre-back Foster told The Star: “I probably know more about Chris than the Rotherham fans or players from our time at Stevenage together where he was outstanding. He is just so dangerous in and around the box.

“Chris is not too dissimilar to Adam Le Fondre to be honest in terms of his movement. He might not be involved in the game that much but if you get a chance in a game you would want him on the end of it. He has got the potential and the ability to get well into double figures this season.

“He is a great signing and I know he will want to do really well here. Chris has got all the attributes to do great in this division. I have seen him cause good defences problems at this level. He is not the tallest lad but he is good at holding the ball up and bringing others into play.”

Meanwhile, Rotherham’s clash with Bristol Rovers has been moved to Friday October 14, with kick-off 7.45pm at the Memorial Ground. Also, the team’s match at Southend, scheduled for Saturday February 11, has been switched to Friday 10, KO 7.45pm.