"It would be great to have the fans down..."
Head of Academy Coaching Mike Sheron is looking forward to the forthcoming FA Youth Cup fixture at New York Stadium, and believes the current crop are shaping up well for the fixture.
After Saturday’s 3-2 victory at Carlisle United, opponents Fleetwood currently sit 10th out of 17 teams in the North West conference of the Youth Alliance, whilst the Millers are ninth from 12 in the East. However, Rotherham, managed by Garreth Barker have won their previous two games in succession and Sheron is hoping that the recent upturn in performances can lead to positive performance in the stadium’s first ever Youth Cup tie.
“It’s massive for the lads,” Mike told www.themillers.co.uk. “It’s a big national competition and one that every team wants to do well in. It’s a chance to show the hard work we’ve put in over the last couple of months, and the energy and effort the players have put into the recent good performances will set us in good stead to put in another good showing and hopefully win the game.
“Confidence is very high at the moment, we speak to the boys about momentum and at the moment we’re pleased with that aspect. We’ve just got to keep pushing along and maintain the good habits and high standards.”
It will be the first time that New York Stadium hosts an FA Youth Cup tie, with the Millers narrowly beaten away at Rochdale last season, and Sheron is hoping that the Millers supporters, who have followed the first team in large numbers this season turn out to see the next generation of potential stars.
“It would be great to have the fans down. The people from South Yorkshire like to see their young lads do well and there would be nothing better than to see a stadium full of enthusiasm getting behind the local lads and the local team.”
The game will take place at New York Stadium on Monday 4th November, kicking off at 7pm. Ticket details will be available shortly.
Watch a snippet of Mike speaking about the new facility that the Academy have in Rotherham and how important it would be to see plenty of supporters in New York Stadium for the Youth Cup.