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Updated by The Millers Reporter on May 26, 2020
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Top 5 Positives: 2016/17 Championship Relegation

Here we try to take a look back at some positives from a very dark season for Rotherham United - the 2016/17 Championship relegation year!


Danny Ward's performances improved massively

Danny Ward's performances improved massively

Danny Ward was often at the brunt of a lot of frustration from Millers fans during his first year and a half with the club. He always worked hard and showed glimpses of brilliance. But his goal record was poor and looking at some of his performances, he could have done a lot more. Ward is very well-rounded as a player. He is mobile and does not lack pace, but he is also really good in the air. If he could kick on he had the potential to be one of the better strikers in the league. With the Millers struggling on and off the pitch in 2016/17, Ward came into his own. He answered all of his critics emphatically as he carried the team on his own for much of the season. He ended the season as top scorer with 12 goals, and with Rotherham going down, there was bound to be a lot of interest in him. His fine form earned him a move to Cardiff City in the summer. There he won promotion to the Premier League at the end of the following season under Neil Warnock.