Four goal Holroyd in a waiting game

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CHRIS Holroyd has sent a four-goal reminder to boss Andy Scott that his scoring boots are on and functioning well.

Unfortunately for the Rotherham United striker, Lewis Grabban is in prime scoring form in the first team which means that Holroyd will have to be patient a little longer.

Grabban is already on the six goal mark in League Two and has bagged doubles in two of Rotherham’s last three matches.

Such a return means it is difficult for Scott to champion a cause for change up front although Holroyd has made his mark.

His four came in the reserves’ 5-1 win over Port Vale on Monday, the little striker showing his goal poaching abilities.

When he was signed from Brighton in the summer, many reckoned that he appeared a ready-made, like-for-like replacement should Adam Le Fondre be on his bike.

But Grabban’s form and the signing of Alex Revell means that Holroyd has had little opportunity and has started just twice - the opening game of the season against Oxford and then at home to Gillingham, the day after Le Fondre headed off to Reading.

With Revell and Grabban set to continue their partnership and Gareth Evans in form too, Holroyd will find it difficult to dislodge any of them right now.

The Millers are at home to Paul Sturrock’s Southend United on Saturday. They are three points behind the Millers and lie eighth.