Ross grabs his chance with both hands

Last updated : 03 January 2008 By Deano
The 21 year-old midfielder signed from Sheffield United until the end of the season yesterday with a view to longer contract talks over the summer, and Robins has been dleighted with the form he's shown after breaking into the side.

Robins (right) told the Star: "It was difficult, initially for him, to get in the side because we were on a good run, I had a conversation with him and stressed the need for him to have patience because his chance would come.

"I knew he was a good passer of the ball but he wasn't forcing my hand when it came to selection. It was developing into a difficult situation because it was only a short-term deal and I knew we needed to take a look at him in a game situation.

"That opportunity arose when Mark Hudson fell ill before the Wrexham game just before Christmas. So in he went and it was his chance to show us. He did very well in that first game, even better at Darlington on Boxing Day and then at Notts County last Saturday showed a side to his game that has been missing.

"To be fair, he's performed better in games than in training which, for me, is fantastic. He had done enough for us to want to keep him and we've agreed that he'll stay to the end of the season and review the situation again then.

"He can add other aspects to his game and, hopefully, he will get stronger and better. It's early days yet."

Ross is set to continue in the squad for Saturday's game against table toppers MK Dons, we'll have all the big build up on MillersMAD starting later today.
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