ROTHERHAM United manager Andy Scott admits that striker Lewis Grabban is too good for League Two football.
Grabban, who lines up for the Millers against Barrow in the FA Cup today, is the joint leading marksman in the division with nine goals.
He played under Scott at former club Brentford and joined the Millers this summer after failing to agree a new deal at Griffin Park.
His current form has alerted a string of clubs and both Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday are monitoring his progress.
“I have known Lewis since he was a young kid at Crystal Palace,” said Scott.
“I have worked with him several times over the last few years and I always knew he could score goals. He’s always had the ability, he’s just never had a break or a run of games before.
“It was difficult persuading him to come here because he is better than League Two, no doubt about that,” added Scott. “But the thing that stuck in his mind was that I believed in him and would give him a chance. I knew what he could do and I trust him to do that.
“He has got the chance to prove how good he was and he has done that with nine goals in 17 games. He’s a threat all the time and he could even have had a few more.”
Scott has also praised striker Chris Holroyd, who scored his first goal for the Millers in last weekend’s victory over Aldershot.
Holroyd joined the Millers from Brighton in the summer after loan spells at Stevenage and Bury.
“Sometimes when you are loaned out to several clubs, you feel a little bit lost and you are getting opinions from three diferent managers on how you should play,” said Scott.
“It takes you a while to find your feet at a new club and know exactly what is required.
“Chris wanted to do so well that he was trying to do things he probably wasn’t good at – but he has used his reserve games to work on what we wanted and scored some good goals doing what I asked him to do.
“It’s taken a while for the penny to drop but he did extremely well (as substitute) against Morecambe and Northampton and deserved his chance in the side.
“He’s getting the ball to feet around the box where he can do his work rather than on the halfway line where it is no good to us.
“I have said to everybody that if you do well and show me that you can do what I want you to do, you will get your chance.”