Chris Dawson ends Rotherham nightmare by heading to Norway

Chris Dawson’s Rotherham nightmare is over as he has joined Norwegian side Viking on loan with a view to a permanent move.

The 21-year-old joined the Millers in January, just days before boss Neil Redfearn was sacked, but has not featured for the first team.

He heads to Norway on a loan move which could become permanent in January, subject to paperwork, having passed a medical.

“Dawson is on loan now and we can sign him in January if we want it,” Viking chief executive Eirik Henningsen said on their official website.

Dawson was a product of the famed youth academy at Leeds, raised by Redfearn, but his hopes of establishing himself at the Millers were dashed by his mentor’s sacking less than a week after his arrival.

Neither Neil Warnock or Alan Stubbs have given him any game time and Dawson becomes the third ex-Leeds youngster Redfearn signed to leave the club without making an appearance following Simon Lenighan and Alex Cairns.

The Dewsbury-born midfielder is known by Viking coach Ian Burchnall, who worked with him at Leeds.

The Millers have yet to confirm the deal.

Viking are midway through their summer league and are in eighth position after 20 games.

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