Should Championship clubs target Rotherham striker Danny Ward?

Fulham's Tomas Kalas in action with Rotherham's Danny Ward

Championship sides such as Leeds United, Queens Park Rangers and Derby County could pick-up a top bargain in Rotherham United's Danny Ward.

Rotherham's Danny Ward in actionRotherham's Danny Ward in action

There's not many supporters in English football this season who have had a more miserable time than Rotherham United supporters. Now officially relegated to League One, the Millers have just 17 points on the board, and have endured an absolutely wretched season. 

However, one highlight for Millers supporters has been the good form of forward Danny Ward. The 26-year-old former Huddersfield Town striker has scored 10 goals for Rotherham United this season, and was even named by Leeds United defender Kyle Bartley as his toughest opponent to face this season.

With the Millers now relegated, here's a look at three Championship clubs who we think should take a look at the 26-year-old forward.

1. Leeds United

Garry Monk manager of Leeds UnitedGarry Monk manager of Leeds United

As previously stated, people at Leeds United are already big fans of the Rotherham United striker, and after Kyle Bartley's glowing review of the striker Garry Monk could well be wise to try and snap up the striker on the cheap at the end of the season. Leeds United have depended on Chris Wood for plenty of their goals this season, and someone like Danny Ward, who can play in behind the striker as a number 10 or out-wide on the left, could be a big help to them in the next campaign, be that in the Championship or the Premier League.

2. Queens Park Rangers

Queens Park Rangers manager Ian HollowayQueens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway

Queens Park Rangers have improved massively since Ian Holloway returned to Loftus Road for his second spell in charge, and many Hoops fans will be hoping to see their club kick on next season, potentially pushing for a play-off spot. In Matt Smith and Conor Washington, QPR have stumbled upon an excellent partnership, but the two will need some reinforcements next season. With the club still looking to bring the spending and the wage-bill down, Danny Ward could be an excellent option for Ian Holloway in the summer.

3. Derby County

Derby County manager Gary Rowett before the matchDerby County manager Gary Rowett before the match

Since Gary Rowett's arrival at Pride Park, the Rams have switched from a 4-3-3 to a 4-2-3-1, and have started getting the best out of players like Matej Vydra and Johnny Russell. The two forwards have done well working off the central striker, David Nugent, and the Rams now look like a much more dangerous attacking outlet at times. However, they could do with more goals from these areas next season, and Rotherham United striker Danny Ward is a player who could fill both roles. Available on the cheap, the signing could help bring the spending down at Pride Park, as well as adding some quality to the side.

Rotherham United's Danny Ward (L) in action with Newcastle United's Ciaran ClarkRotherham United's Danny Ward (L) in action with Newcastle United's Ciaran Clark

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