Vital Football

Latest Rotherham United News

RUFC - 'Be Patient with Newsham'

RUFC - 'Be Patient with Newsham'

Rotherham United striker, Marc Newsham has just broke into the first team and crowned off his first league start of the season with a goal against Mansfield.

But, the fans of the club are a bit divided about him at the moment. He missed a penalty in the shoot-out against Grimsby (though he wasn't the only one) in the JP Trophy and, to be fair, he's missed a couple of sitters this season and could have hit the winner in the dying stages of the game last Friday against Brentford where he also hit the woodwork. It's been said that he's a bit lightweight and needs to get some strength behind him.

I think, what we have to remember, is that this kid is only twenty years old and manager, Mark Robins, has asked us to be patient with him. He told The Advertiser that Marc will be a really good player for the club and that he's 'not afraid to get in there and anticipate in the penalty area' and the manager believes that once he gets a couple of goals they will keep coming.

'I'm disappointed with the chance he got in the second half at Brentford. He anticipated the cross from Chris O'Grady and did everything right. I would have liked to see him lift it over their 'keeper instead of allowing him to save it with his legs.'

Newsham hiself was disappointed, 'I was gutted I didn't do better. I would have backed myself to score from there any day and if I had, it would have meant three points. I thought the shot in the first half was going in and when it hit the post I just thought it wasn't going to be my day.'

His naturally slight physique means he will never rely, as a striker, on muscle and he says, 'I am trying to get bigger and I've still got time to develop. I go into the gym and at the club I use the weights.'

He said that his game is more making little runs of O'Grady and Derek Holmes and he said, 'if the ball does come in to me I just try and get my body there and make myself a nuisance.'

He hopes to be back on the scoresheet tomorrow against Morecambe 'we have had a solid start with six draws from our first eleven games but we have to be looking at consistency in this division. If you string a few wins together, and we are capable of doing that with the players we have here, then the other teams start to take notice of you.

'I know it's been said before, but the crowd at Millmoor can really be the twelfth man - when they're on our side they're brilliant. If we string a few wins together we have the chance to fill the place and make it like a fortress.'



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Friday October 19 2007
Time: 9:24AM

Comments

0
I said the other day that once he starts to score he'll get a netfull! (Fingers crossed)
herringthorpe
19/10/2007 11:25:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Pen Pics - Kirk Broadfoot

A quick look at our big number 5

RUFC - Sunday Afternoon Rumours

And they are about strikers . . . .

Top Championship Google Searches 2016/17

Newcastle United topped Google searches for 2016/17 with Aston Villa following in second place, but which other clubs featured in the top ten.

RUFC - Diving In Football

Is the new rule for 'divers' right?

Archived Vital Rotherham Articles

Vital Rotherham articles from

Site Journalists

Herringthorpe
Editor email
Profile
baldtobeamiller
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will Richie Smallwood Sign A Contract Extension With The Millers
Suggested By:
Yes50%
No50%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Rotherham United  Results (view all)

Rotherham United  Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.herringthorpe246
2.sixpence101
3.Chris Maiden46
4.Tony Kidding44
5.mos6015
6.mvmiller9
7.nogginthenog6
8.Millie Miller6
9.miller4life4
10.axholme4
Vital Football Comment