Scott hails Grabban impact

Grabban: Boss pleased with striker

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Rotherham boss Andy Scott is reaping the benefits of Lewis Grabban having a clear mind after the striker experienced a spate of problems.

The 24-year-old enjoyed a superb start to his Millers career and blitzed 13 goals by the start of December, which attracted suitors in the January transfer window.

League Two rivals Crawley placed an unsuccessful £100,000 bid and as speculation grew surrounding his future, added to his girlfriend being heavily pregnant, Grabban lost his form and subsequently his place in the team.

But after the birth of his child and two goals in a week, including the winner in Saturday's 1-0 win over Plymouth, Scott is delighted to have his main man back on form.

"I think there is a bit of weight off his shoulders," he said. "Hopefully that will release the shackles for him and he can go on and score goals for the rest of the season.

"I don't think there is any doubt that the speculation affected him and we saw that with the amount of goals he got and his performances. He's committed to Rotherham United and a few games out of the side has rested him physically and mentally and he's got a free mind for the rest of the season."