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Tom Hitchcock looking to bounce back

27 January 2014

Rotherham United striker Tom Hitchcock talks to

QPR hitman Tom Hitchcock has called on his Rotherham United side to put their below-par display with Crawley Town to the back of their minds as they face a crucial week in their promotion push.

The Millers flirted in and out of the play-off positions during their see-saw battle with John Gregory's side at the weekend with Kieran Agard's brace, including a last-gasp strike, earning a vital point as they held onto fifth place by the skin of their teeth.

Speaking exclusively to following the game, Hitchcock admitted his side were fortunate to have claimed a share of the spoils.

"It was a good point in the end, especially coming from behind," he said.

"The performance from the lads wasn't great and we all know that but we have a chance to put it right on Tuesday."

The Millers will face a stern test of their promotion credentials when they firstly make the trip to face Ronnie Moore's Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday night before hosting high-flying Leyton Orient at NYS next Saturday.

The lively frontman, who netted his first Millers goal in the 3-0 rout of Shrewsbury Town on their last away day, admits the trip to Birkenhead may be the ideal opportunity to bounce back to winning ways.

"The games come thick and fast and that's not a bad thing," he added.

"It gives you the chance to bounce back from a poor performance and we will be looking to get the three points in our next game."

The 21-year-old, who enjoyed a successful loan stint at Crewe Alexandra earlier in the campaign, will be hoping to catch the eye of his parent club during his temporary spell at the NYS but he is delighted at the ease of which he has adapted to life in South Yorkshire.  

"I've settled in well, the lads have been really good to me," he enthused.

"Rotherham is a great club and I want to play games and get as many goals as I can and hopefully help the club get promoted.

"I think they (QPR) will be watching me up here, so it would be good for all concerned, if I do well."

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