Wood urges Grabban to stay
On-loan midfielder says striker can play at a higher level
By Chris Galea. Last Updated: January 16, 2012 4:28pm
Lewis Grabban: Has impressed at Rotherham this season and is wanted by League One clubs
Rotherham United's on-loan midfielder Sam Wood has called for team-mate Lewis Grabban to remain at the club beyond this month.
Wood played alongside the pacey striker at Brentford and has teamed up with former Bees boss Andy Scott on a loan deal recently extended till the end of the season.
Grabban has notched 15 goals so far this season, alerting League One clubs Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United and Charlton to the 24-year-old's ability.
Crawley Town have also had a bid rejected, however, Wood believes that Grabban certainly has the attributes to compete at a higher level if given the opportunity.
"He has played at a higher level before, with Crystal Palace and Millwall, but he just wasn't given a real chance," Wood told Sky Sports.
"He did really well at Brentford when he was on loan and I was surprised to see no League One clubs looking at him in the summer, but obviously Scotty has brought him here and seen him flourish.
"He has shown this year that he is far too good for League Two, with 15 goals already this season.
"We are more than happy to have him here because he is scoring goals for us, but he is definitely good enough to play higher up.
"I only really knew Lewis Grabban and members of the backroom staff, but they all helped me settle in very quickly and the other boys have been great with me too."