Striker Tom Hitchcock recently spoke to Millers Matchday...
On-loan striker Tom Hitchcock is relishing his experience of being in the thick of a promotion fight with the Millers.
The 21-year-old, who is with the Millers from QPR until the end of the season, is still making his way in the game and with the impressive pool of strikers at New York he has had to settle for mainly an impact role in recent weeks.
But that is not curtailing his enjoyment in South Yorkshire and as a rookie he is loving being involved in a promotion race for the first time.
“I am loving it here, the lads have been great and it's great to be part,” said Hitchcock. “I wasn’t at QPR when they went up to the Premier League so I haven't been involved in anything like that before.
“It's a great experience.”
After a lightning start to his Millers career where he netted in the victory at Shrewsbury, he played the second half of the thrilling win over Leyton Orient on February 1, made a major contribution in the 6-0 hammering of Notts County and came on in the victory at Peterborough.
In the game against the Magpies he scored at the death to make it two goals for the club and the first on home soil, and the son of former Chelsea goalkeeper Kevin Hitchcock knows that’s all he can do when he gets a chance - come on and make an impression.
“It was great to score at New York, it's a brilliant stadium and a great atmosphere, so to finally score there was great,” he added.
“I would like to play more but I understand that there are some great strikers here and the competition for places is massive.
“So all I can do is keep working hard in training and take my chances when I come on. To come on and score is great because it sends a good message.
“I'm not looking beyond the end of the season, I just want to stay and do as well as I can for Rotherham and then see what happens in the summer.”