Rotherham United: An Established League One striker is just what we need

With reports that Rotherham United’s top scorer Danny Ward may be leaving the recently relegated club, Rotherham United appear to be looking towards a crop of League One comfortable strikers to fill the void.

Ward, who scored 12 times last season in the Championship for the rock-bottom club, appears to be interested in a return to Championship football with haste. A reunion with former boss Neil Warnock at Cardiff City is the rife rumour with seemingly the most potency.

Despite the rumours surrounding the versatile striker’s possible departure, Rotherham’s manager Paul Warne has expressed his desire to add further attacking talent into the side.

When talking to the club’s official website Warne stated: “I have worked out that I will need around 70 goals to get into the top six, so I am trying to work out what I’ve got in my team at the moment. Ideally everyone is looking for that 25 goals a season striker, which we have attempted to get, but obviously that isn’t easy.”

One such player, which Warne is looking to bring into the Rotherham side is Fleetwood Town striker David Ball.

The 27 year-old, who’s contract is due to expire, was one of League One’s top scorers last season with an impressive tally of 14 goals and 7 assists. Moreover, Ball has made over 200 appearances for the Lancashire club and has also played for Swindon Town, Peterborough and Rochdale.

When discussing the prospect of adding Ball into the Millers team, avid Rotherham United supporter Will Burrows stated: “He looks a good addition, he knows the level well and it’s not very often you get linked with players who were nominated for a Puskas goal of the year award!”

However he also contended: “I’m not sure he’ll be the 20 goal a season striker we are in need of though.”

With other clubs also reported to be vying to capture the signature of the Whitefield-born striker, Warne may have to act quickly to ensure that the Millers have enough firepower to accomplish their aspirations back in League One.

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