Leeds United boss Steve Evans has raved about Derby County defender Farrend Rawson relentlessly over the past six months, so should he look to loan him once again when the January transfer window opens?
The 19-year-old, who signed for Rotherham United for second time under Evans in July, as reported by the BBC, is set to return to the East Midlands in January and could become available for other clubs to make an offer for his services.
Evans made it clear to the Millers' official website how he felt regarding the youngster's ability and potential following his second loan signing at the South Yorkshire club, touting the domineering defender to go on and become a Premier League player.
Talking in July, Evans told the Rotherham official website: "Rawson's performances during his loan spell last season can only be described as outstanding.
''I repeat what I said last season - this lad will go on and play in the Premier League."
Since returning to full fitness, which saw him miss the early stages of the season, Rawson has quickly gone on to become one of Rotherham's most impressive performers.
He has featured in eight of Rotherham's thirteen Championship matches so far this campaign, scoring once to help his side to earn an important point against fellow relegation strugglers Charlton Athletic in his first game of the season.
Why should Evans look to loan Rawson from Derby following the end of his loan spell at Rotherham?
At the end of last season, Evans signed Rawson on loan for Rotherham before he had made the bench for Derby, or even played a minute of football at senior level.
Instead of easing him in gently, the talented 19-year-old was thrown in at the deep end and started in his first Championship match of his career just hours after signing the short-term loan deal.
He starred in a 2-0 away win at Huddersfield and quickly earned the respect of Evans and the fans following his performance.
Talking after Rawson's debut, as quoted by the Star, Evans said: “I told young Faz [Farrend Rawson] to go and enjoy the applause at the end because you never, ever forget your Football League debut.
“To go into the Championship at 18, to go away from home in front of a great crowd - because that is what Huddersfield have got, a passionate crowd - and do as well as he did is wonderful.”
Since then, he has continued to earn the plaudits for his performances and build a reputation as perhaps the most talented teenage central defender in the Football League.
He is a player that Evans clearly rates highly and has a lot of faith in, so it could be a deal the former Crawley man tries to pull off under the noses of Yorkshire rivals Rotherham once the winter transfer window opens.
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