Why Darren got the nod - Millers boss

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ROTHERHAM United manager Andy Scott has outlined the qualities that have drawn him to bring in Darren Patterson as his assistant manager.

The pair have been together before at Oxford United and Brentford and clearly hit it off in those previous relationships.

“He is an excellent coach, enthusiastic and very experienced and someone who works hard on the training ground,” said Scott. “He is good with the players and understands what they’re about.

“With 17 caps for Northern Ireland, it means he has played at the highest level and also been under some very good managers and therefore learned throughout his career.

“Darren is someone I can trust and I feel he will prove a big asset to this football club.”

Belfast-born Patterson, 41, highly-regarded as head of youth at Bristol Rovers, was a central defender at Crystal Palace when he won his first Northern Ireland cap in 1994.