Lee Frecklington talks to www.themillers.co.uk...
MATCHWINNER Lee Frecklington insists the Millers' cup scalp of local giants Sheffield Wednesday last night will make the football world sit up and take notice of his side.
The former Lincoln and Peterborough stringpuller struck his third goal in two games with the decisive strike to dump Dave Jones' men out of the Capital One Cup at the first hurdle and Frecklington believes the taming of their local rivals will be the perfect fillip for the season ahead.
"This is our first win of the season so it's going to give us great confidence beating a good Wednesday side,” he enthused.
"I was very impressed and we showed everyone how we can play.
"We got in their faces and made it extremely difficult for them and in the end we came out deserved winners.”
Infront of a rocking NYS, Frecklington restored the Millers' lead near half-time with a superb strike after Rhys McCabe had cancelled out Ben Pringle's opener.
With Jermaine Johnson seeing red with 12 minutes to go to compound Wednesday's woes, Frecklington admitted the evening will live long in the memory for home players and fans alike.
"I'm not from round here, but people have told me how big Rotherham versus Wednesday is,” he revealed.
"The fans were fantastic and you could sense the atmosphere on the pitch.
"As a player, nights like this are brilliant and were delighted we've put on a performance to win the game."
Following his last-gasp heroics at Crewe Alexandra last weekend, Frecklington has started the season on fire and although the Republic of Ireland B international failed to see out the evening after he was forced off following a back injury, the midfield maestro insisted the injury failed to dampen his spirits.
"Fortunately I'm going through a good spell in terms of goals so long may it continue," he added.
"However, I got a knee in the bottom of my back which was seizing up as the game went on but although I was not happy to come off, it's not going to be a bad one."
Frecklington' strike could see Steve Evans' men pit their wits against Premier League opposition in the next round but speaking exclusively to www.themillers.co.uk, the midfielder revealed his dream draw for round two.
"I'm a massive Leeds fan so to play at Elland Road for me would be a great draw,” he added.