Neil Redfearn comments on the readiness of Chris Dawson

Neil Redfearn

The Leeds United youth product is ready for first-team action.

It was a deal that did not come as a surprise. As soon as Chris Dawson revealed his release from Leeds United earlier in the week the immediate thought was - Rotherham United.

The former Wales under-21 international has a long history of working with their current boss and former Leeds United academy head Neil Redfearn.

That deal, predictably, soon happened.

The talented midfielder made his original Leeds breakthrough to the first team in 2013 but he as struggled with a shoulder injury and other ailments since then.

He has played just three times since his debut in 2013 but Neil Redfearn insists that has not put him off.

He told the Yorkshire Evening Post yesterday:

“No danger, he has played for Leeds United first team. He has got everything going for him as a player.

“He is an exceptionally talented young player and on his day, he can unlock defences. “

For now it is reported that Dawson needs to work on his match fitness before being thrown into a competitive fixture for The Millers - who are facing Charlton in a Championship clash this afternoon.

However it certainly seems as though Redfearn is ready to throw Dawson straight into the mix as soon as possible.

Perhaps he might be fighting fit when Rotherham take on Leeds in April.

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