Rotherham United: Signing No 7 as Chris Dawson joins Millers

Manager Neil Redfearn has hailed new Rotherham United signing Chris Dawson as a "top player".

Thursday, 28th January 2016, 2:33 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th January 2016, 2:39 pm
Chris Dawson

The Millers this afternoon confirmed the capture of the former Leeds United youngster on an initial 18th-month deal.

Twenty-one-year-old Dawson made one start and three substitute appearances for the Elland Road outfit before parting company with the West Yorkshire club earlier this week.

"He is an exceptionally talented young player and, on his day, he can unlock defences," manager Neil Redfearn said. "He can play '10', off the front and wide. This kid is a top player.

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"The big thing we have got to think about is the bigger picture. We have got to plan, get strength in depth and have competition for places. We have to have young players coming through, and obviously Chris fits into that category."

Dawson, who came though the ranks under Redfearn when the Millers boss was at Leeds, is Rotherham's seventh signing of the transfer window, after Shaw Facey, Aimen Belaid, Alex Cairns, Luciano Becchio, Chris Burke and Andrew Shinnie.