Rotherham United: Loan youngster Tom Lawrence tips Millers to climb table

Tom Lawrence
Tom Lawrence

He’s played only two matches, but already new boy Tom Lawrence believes Rotherham United will still be in the Championship next season.

The 20-year-old loan attacker, who is with the club until January, was a key man as the Millers ended Cardiff City’s five-match home winning streak with a 0-0 draw at the City of Cardiff Stadium last Saturday.

He said: “The players are too good to be in a relegation scrap. We showed that at Cardiff. If we keep playing like that, we’ll be fine.”

Rotherham, one place above the drop zone, were by far the better side against the Bluebirds as manager Steve Evans continues his evolution of their playing style.

Lawrence has been a big part of the Millers’ new pass-and-move approach since arriving on loan transfer deadline day.

“I want to play. That’s the whole point of me coming out on loan,” said the Leicester City youngster. “I don’t really want to be playing under-21s games. I want to come and play games and get more experienced at this level.

“When the question was asked, did I want to come to Rotherham, the short answer was ‘yes’. My agent spoke to the Gaffer. I’ve come to play games.”

Evans has already talked about the possibility of extended the loan, and Lawrence added: “The aim of this loan is to play games and then hopefully get back in the Leicester team. That’s my main aim. But if not, then we’ll see what bridge we cross.”

Rotherham’s reserves lost 2-0 to Derby yesterday.