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Schofield: Todd Miller will add pace to attacking ranks

13 January 2023

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Schofield: Todd Miller will add pace to attacking ranks

13 January 2023

Danny Schofield is confident that new signing Todd Miller has the right attributes to improve Rovers’ attacking threat during his loan spell.

The winger opted to spend the remainder of the season with Rovers on loan from Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion.

And Schofield believes Miller can help add goals to the team.

The head coach said: “We do have a number of players who can play in that number ten position but we wanted a player who could add more speed and more explosive sprints as well as someone who can produce assists and score more goals.

“That’s an area we need to improve on and hopefully Todd can add to that.”

Schofield is keen to help accelerate the 20-year-old’s development as he embarks on the first loan spell of his young career. Miller joined Brighton in 2019 after becoming Colchester United’s youngest ever player.

“I think his journey has been an interesting one,” Schofield said. “There was a lot of hype about him when he was at Colchester as a young player. He’s then gone to a club with an outstanding Academy with really good people who help to develop players.

“They were really eager to get Todd a league club for his first loan. I know there were a number of clubs interested and Todd had his choice, which was us and that is excellent.

“I think his development will continue here. He’s got to come and add value and impact to the team and that’s what we’re hoping for.

“It shows the good work that we’re doing here collectively as a staff. We spoke to Todd and his agent about where we see him figuring in the team, where we feel he can develop, where he can add value to the team and what we’re trying to do.

“It’s got to be the right person and the right player to add to the squad. They need to adapt quickly and find their feet in the squad and we feel Todd can do that.”


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