Rotherham fans give returning Derby loanee a glowing endorsement

Derby County stadium entrance

If Rotherham United fans' endorsement of Derby County's Farrend Rawson is anything to go by, the Rams could have quite a player on their hands.

Rotherham United's fight for Championship survival has been dealt a blow by Derby County's decision to recall young defender Farrend Rawson from his youth loan at the New York Stadium.

Rawson, who initially joined the Millers on a month-long loan, had his deal extended by a further six months in January, but he will return to the iPro Stadium following Darren Wassall's appointment as interim head coach.

The Nottingham-born 19-year-old started 16 times for Rotherham, scoring twice, but was left out of both of Neil Warnock's match-day squads since the Yorkshireman's arrival in place of Neil Redfearn.

It was claimed last week that a failure to integrate Derby's academy players was the reason behind Paul Clement's sacking earlier this month and Rawson's recall, along with that of striker Offrande Zanzale from Stevenage, certainly supports this and offers the pair hope of breaking into Wassall's promotion-chasing team.

And based on Rotherham fans' assessment on Twitter, Derby have themselves quite a player in 6ft 4 centre-back Rawson, who is yet to feature for the Rams' first-team in his two years as a professional.

— Megan Walker (@Megan_RUFC) February 22, 2016

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