RUFC - Coid on his move to the Millers
Rotherham United have secured the services of Danny Coid this afternoon from Blackpool on an emergency loan while Johnny Mullins is injured.
Danny, who has been with the Seasiders throughout his career, spoke to MillersPlayer today about his move to the Millers saying that it was Blackpool's Assistant Manager and former Miller, Steve Thompson, who told him that Ronnie Moore was interested in him.
'I've been at Blackpool a long time and to suddenly move to a different club and at such short notice was a massive change for me.
'I got here about half past nine this morning and trained, which went well. Though I've had a few injuries in the past I've been fit since pre-season and everything's been going well for me.
Danny has played in League Two with Blackpool, although it was Division Three then, and he says that times have changed since then. 'The standard has got a lot better in all leagues and I don't really know what to expect. It's a massive change for me, mentally as well, it's a big step since being at Blackpool for fourteen years and I hope my nerves will be settled by tomorrow.' Admitting to being a nervous player, the twenty-nine year old defender said, 'I've played over three hundred games with Blackpool and I was nervous before every one. But, once I'm out there I'm fine although getting back into first team football again is going to be a bit of a test for me. I've been playing Reserves every week for the last month or so but it is a lot different playing first team football whatever league you're in.
'I never wanted to leave Blackpool but you're getting older and you need to get out there and play football and Rotherham is a good footballing side and are doing well in the League and even in training today I've seen they've got a good few footballers in the team.'
Asked what he thinks will happen after his month with the Millers, Danny said, 'I've got my options open. I've got to get myself out there and play as much football as I can and if that means I'll be here longer than a month then that's great. I've enjoyed my first day of training and there's a good bunch of lads here. I already know Kev Ellison and Danny Harrison and I've had a bit of stick off Kev already which was a nice little welcome!
'I'm a full-back who likes to get forward and there are occasions when I do get caught out with me pushing up too far and maybe I should stay back a little bit more but I think since Ian Holloway came in at Blackpool, that's the way he wants us playing and I was there today bombing on and I was told to get back but I hope I can bring something to the team.'
Admitting that he doesn't know much about tomorrows opponents, Oxford, Coid said, 'I don't know who I'll be playing against tomorrow maybe I should look that up!
'Just because I've come from the Premiership, I hope people aren't expecting massive things from me because I've not played a game in the Prem so I wouldn't say I'm a Premiership player. I can only be honest but I always give one hundred per cent when I do play and I hope that's good enough.
'I hope I can show the Rotherham fans and everyone watching that I can still play first team football.'