Ward strives for more consistency

LOAN man Grant Ward wants to become a more consistent performer now he's establishing himself as a Rotherham United regular.

The 20-year-old midfielder from Spurs hasn't quite produced the eye-catching, goal-scoring displays of pre-season but he's launched himself wholehearedly into battle and is getting the Championship experience he needs.

While others have been in and out of the side in recent weeks, Ward has impressed Neil Redfearn enough to start the last six games. Indeed, he was the only outfield player who featured in the thrashing by Ipswich to keep his place for the Leeds match.

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He says he's better and stronger for his spell in South Yorkshire but accepts that he needs to hit good standards for longer.

“I'm still quite young so I go through little spells where I peak and then drop a bit,” he said. “I think that overall I've done well but I just need to keep up some consistency in my game."

Ward is due to return to White Hart Lane in January, before which he's got time to try and lift Rotherham out of the bottom three.

Saturday's three-pointer at Elland Road was a start but, he stresses, the hard work has only just begun.

“Of course it's a little bit of a relief to be off the bottom but we can still go down at the moment and we can't forget that,” he added.