Rotherham United: Millers defender Richard Brindley seeks run of games

Richard Brindley scores against Bournemouth
Richard Brindley scores against Bournemouth

Defender Richard Brindley is ready to go out on loan again if he can’t force his way into Rotherham United’s first team.

Brindley returned from a loan spell at Scunthorpe United to play and scored in the FA Cup defeat against AFC Bournemouth.

The 21-year-old right-back said: “The most important thing for me, I feel, is playing regular football. That’s the reason I went on loan, to play week in, week out.

“To be the fair, the Gaffer (Steve Evans) gave me the opportunity to play against Bournemouth, and we’ll see what happens this month. Obviously, it’s very important that I’m playing games because once I’ve got momentum going and I’m playing regular football I feel like I’ve got potential to really push on.

My first priority it to be here. I’d like to be playing football in the Championship.

“If I can’t get in the side and have to go back out on loan then I will do so.

“I’m very eager to be playing my football now.”

Brindley believes he progressed as a player during his time with the Iron.

“I really enjoyed it there,” he said. “The manager (former Millers boss Mark Robins) gave me the opportunity to do what I’m good at, getting forward and creating chances, and I think that’s helped me massively over the past month.

“It’s very important for me now, this season, to play many more games on a regular basis. I feel potentially I could do really well.

He’s already a fan of Rotherham’s new pass-and-move approach.

“It’s important that we push on now. In the league I’ve seen we’ve been doing quite well. There’s a new style now, which I’ll have to adapt to if I’m going to be here, and I think the lads are confident we can do well for the rest of the season.”