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RUFC - New boy wants to fill Sharps boots

Rotherham United new boy, Luke Ashworth has promised that he will become a cult hero with the Millers'fans and fill former Millers' skipper, Ian Sharps' boots.

Speaking to Dom Howson of The Star, the twenty-year old who joined the Millers last Wednesday from Leyton Orient, said, 'I know Ian was a big fans favourite here but I'm confident that, if I get my chance, I'll prove myself and stay in the team.

'The Manager has said he wants a lot of competition for places here and so it's up to me to impress him enough to get a place in the starting line-up.'

The Bolton born defender had a year left on his contract with Orient and said that it was unfortunate that the manager at Orient changed three times while he was there. 'Martin Ling, who signed me, was sacked two weeks later.

'I thought I did well there last season but the boss, Russell Slade, wanted to go for more experienced players and I never really felt like I was given a fair crack of the whip there.

'I'm absolutely delighted to sign for Rotherham. It's not that long ago that they were in the Championship and I thought they were unlucky last season not to go straight up.

'If we get on a winning run this season I don't see any reason why we can't be competing for a top three spot.'




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Writer: Herringthorpe  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday June 30 2010

Time: 10:24AM

Your Comments

So in one breath Moore is saying he only wants a small squad and in the next he's saying he wants competition for places. And does competition for places mean changing the team week in week out so not having a settled side?
herringthorpe
Oh dear, I hope not Caz, I still haven't sorted out who everyone was last season yet, lol!!! Re Sharpes boots, they sure will take a lot of filling!!!
rybel_b
They sure will Bez
herringthorpe
Why was he that large? :>)
SFC Forever
I think Ronnie wants more competition at Centre Back in particular. Last season he had Mills, Haggerty, Sharps and Fenton but I think he recognised Mills' vulnerability in that position and didn't rate Haggerty highly enough to try him out. What competition for places means in reality, is having enough cover in case someone goes through a mare in form.
chrisrufc2
So many young lads coming in though, Chris, not Ronnie's style at all
herringthorpe
Could be a policy change from tried and tested? Wonder if we're expexting to unearth "gems" like RR and make profits obn them?
baldtobeamiller
 

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