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The Millers are to expect a tough examination as they embark on their pre-season tour of Scotland according to new signing Kirk Broadfoot.
The squad left for their pre-season camp this morning and are set to face Greenock Morton this Saturday at Cappielow Park, kick off 3pm.
Broadfoot arrived at New York Stadium this summer after being a regular in The Championship with Blackpool last season. He is one of 11 summer signings who departed for Scotland earlier today and he revealed the Millers can expect some tough games in his native country.
“All the sides will be give us tough games,” said the Scottish International.
“We have Morton first, then there will be a step up against the likes of Falkirk and Livingston before rounding off against Queen of the South who also play at a good level. Overall the standard of opposition will be very high and will provide a good test ahead of the new season.”
The former Glasgow Rangers defender is one of 11 summer signings on tour this week and next, with three games planned over the coming 10 days north of the border.
“It will be a little strange as it is the first time I will have been to Scotland for a pre-season trip,” added the 29-year-old.
“It will be good to get away for a number of reasons, we start our pre-season games against teams who are of a good standard so it will be a good test for us.
“Most of the lads will have been on pre-season tours so we will have a good idea of what to expect. It will be good for us new lads to help us settle in but after two weeks here already I think we all feel pretty integrated already.”