Schofield hopes Millers hang on to star striker Alf

Deadly marksman: Adam Le Fondre, right, celebrates with Troy Brown after the defender's strike against Barnet.      Picture: Dean Atkins
Deadly marksman: Adam Le Fondre, right, celebrates with Troy Brown after the defender's strike against Barnet. Picture: Dean Atkins
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ATTACKING midfielder Danny Schofield is keeping his fingers crossed goal machine Adam Le Fondre will still be a Rotherham United player come the end of August.

Le Fondre is in imperious form, having bagged four goals in as many matches for the promotion-chasing Millers.

Given his exploits in front of goal, it is no surprise the diminutive forward continues to be linked with a move away from the Don Valley Stadium. Sheffield Wednesday are one of a number of clubs monitoring Le Fondre’s situation.

The 24-year-old is out of contract next summer and Rotherham expect more bids to be tabled for his services before the transfer window closes on August 31.

Schofield told The Star: “It is vital we keep Alf (Le Fondre) because he is a key player for us. He is a natural goal-scorer and proven in League Two.

“Eventually, he will play at a higher level but hopefully we can hang on to him and he can play a big part in our promotion bid.

“Alf is a good player and a natural finisher and when he is given a chance, more often than not, he will put it in the back of the net.”

Doncaster-born Schofield said he is “relatively happy” with the contribution he has made in Rotherham’s unbeaten start to the season in League Two.

But the former Huddersfield Town ace, who can operate on either flank or up front, is adamant his form will improve the more matches he plays.

He added: “I am feeling really fit and sharp after a good pre-season but there is still more to come from me.”