Rotherham United: Frazer Richardson backs Millers to make quality count

Frazer Richardson
Frazer Richardson

Rotherham United defender Frazer Richardson knows his way around the Championship - and he’s seen enough to believe his side will be a second-tier outfit next season.

The Millers sit one place above the drop zone after losing their two league games in 2015.

But the right-back says the club have the resources to survive and prosper.

“We’ve got all the attributes to certainly stay up this season and be a midtable team really,” he said.

“We’ve got great quality, it’s just that the rub of the green hasn’t been going for us of late.

“I’m a big believer in working hard and changing that and putting it right.”

Richardson, in a career taking in Leeds, Stoke, Charlton, Southampton, Middlesbrough and Ipswich, has spent much of his time in the Championship.

And he reckons the five signings so far in the January transfer window - Jack Barmby, Danny Ward, Adam Hammill, Conor Sammon and Zeki Fryers - all have the attributes to do well at this level.

“We’ve brought inChampionship experience - and I’d add quality to that as well,” said the 32-year-old who joined his home-town club last summer.

“The lads here already have good quality and we’ve added more quality.

“It’s just important now that we get back to basics and we keep working on the things that were getting us results. We went on a good unbeaten run.

“We show good character, and hopefully now we’ve got a few new lads in they can gel and we can go from here.”

The Millers didn’t lose a match throughout December but have suffered successive January league losses, to high-flying Brentford and Bournemouth.

Richardson missed all of December through injury but returned to the starting line-up last Saturday against the Cherries.

“It’s nice to be back in the team and get 90 minutes under my belt after being out for four or five weeks,” he said.

Rotherham are without a match tomorrow because it’s FA Cup weekend.They host Bolton on Tuesday night.