UK time is: 10:39:48
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

RUFC - Lidds 'the magic man is back'

Rotherham United recalled Tom Pope from his loan spell at Port Vale this week and the striker hopes to play more for himself than he did before he went to Vale.

'The magic man is back,' caretaker boss, Andy Liddell told MillersPlayer. 'We've got a couple of injuries and he's a good player and we need him back. He's honest and tries his best and that's what we want.

'Going to Vale when he did was the right thing for Tom. He wasn't playing here and it was a brilliant move for him, living five minutes away from their ground. But he's a Rotherham player and we need him and I'm sure he'll do his duty for Rotherham because that's the type of player he is.'

Tom himself said, 'I've been playing at Port Vale and done alright and hopefully, now I'm back here I'll get some games under my belt.'

Asked how it all went for him with the Valiants, Pope said,'They've had a few chops and changes with managers all with different ideas but it all went well and it's kept me match fit.

'When I was here before I went to Port Vale I was probably doing too much for the team and not enough for myself and I didn't really score too many goals from doing that. At Vale I played on my own up front a lot and I feel I benefited from that. I feel it's a lot easier playing down the middle and playing to my strengths whereas beforehand I was probably running the channels too much.'

Now back with the Millers Tom said, 'I'm sure the lads will be glad to see me back but I'm not sure the fans will be. We all get on together and the banters decent and I get on with them all. I stayed in touch with most of the lads while I was at Vale and I've never had an argument or fall out with any of them, well, apart from Jaybo who does my head in!

'Before I went it was tough to get in the side but since I've been gone the results haven't quite been there but there's six games to go and hopefully I can be involved somewhere along the line and try and get some goals and try and help the club.

'Lidds and Warney have got so much experience from the playing side and they know what the lads want and know what we want from training to keep us on our toes. They're a great pair to play with and probably play for.'



Join The Vital Debate


Don't forget, you can also follow Vital Rotherham on Facebook and Twitter!

Vital Rotherham on: facebook

Vital Rotherham on: twitter




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Herringthorpe  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday April 8 2011

Time: 2:41PM

Your Comments

Here's one fan who's pleased to see him back! A hard working player in my opinion, made to play out of position(like so many others)!! However, he provided many opportunities for Alfie to score for which he was not given credit but was criticised for not scoring by you know who!
sixpence
A lot of fans got on his back too for being lazy - I never saw him as lazy
herringthorpe
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Archived Articles

List All Vital Rotherham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. rybel_b 688
2. herringthorpe 580
3. sixpence 275
4. mos60 101
5. nearlyataff 47
6. MILLER NEZ 42
7. Millie Miller 31
8. axholme 20
9. nogginthenog 19
10. mvmiller 19

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Wolves 43 29 9 5 53 96
2. Brentford 43 27 9 7 30 90
3. Leyton Orient 43 23 11 9 38 80
4. Rotherham 43 22 13 8 26 79
5. Preston 43 21 16 6 22 79
6. Peterborough 43 21 4 18 9 67
7. Swindon 43 18 9 16 6 63

Breaking League News

Posh Clear Favourites To Beat Carlisle
Peterborough : 21/04/2014 09:54:00
RUFC - Easter Monday's Of The Past
Rotherham : 21/04/2014 09:21:00
Swindon's Season Could End Monday
Swindon : 20/04/2014 21:01:00
A Busy Summer For MK Dons
MK Dons : 20/04/2014 19:19:00
Team News v Coventry
Oldham : 20/04/2014 17:57:00
Team News v Brentford
MK Dons : 20/04/2014 17:51:00
Team News v Walsall
Gillingham : 20/04/2014 17:44:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Which of these loanees would you like to see back next season
Suggested By:  
James Tavernier 69%
Haris Vuckic 9%
Miles Addison 4%
Richie Smallwood 9%
Tom Hitchcock 9%
None 0%