New boy Harrad wins praise

ANDY Scott believes latest recruit Shaun Harrad has the tools to do a good job for Rotherham United.

In on loan for a month from Bury, the striker has wide lower-league experience from his time at Burton Albion and Northampton Town and arrives with a decent scoring record.

Scott said: "Shaun's record in recent years is 37 goals in 80 games in League Two. That's impressive for anyone. He's understands the league and I've watched him a lot.

"He can hold the ball up, he's got a decent leap for his size and he's a goal scorer. He understands the game and is experienced at this level so to get someone like that to come in is a big boost for us having missed out on permanent signings at the end of January."

The Millers chief said there was scope to extend the loan should things go well.

Harrad added: "I am really excited about the move. It is a great opportunity to play some football and I am aiming to get some goals while I am here. I am impressed with what I have seen so far and am taking everything one day at a time but obviously I am really looking forward to playing."

Harrad could make his debut at Southend United tomorrow night, weather permitting.