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Matt set for familiar surroundings

10 February 2015

Matt Derbyshire is set to return to his former club...

The Millers trip to Blackburn Rovers will see in form striker Matt Derbyshire back in familiar surroundings. 

Derbyshire, a boyhood supporter of Rovers, also played for the club between 2003 and 2009, but the 28-year-old says that he will not let emotions get in the way when he plays against Blackburn for Rotherham.  

“I am a Blackburn fan, I have never hidden that from anybody, I loved the club,” said Derbyshire.

“But I am a Rotherham player and if given the chance to score a bag full of goals I would love to score, love to score against them.”

With the Millers currently unbeaten in three fixtures, Derbyshire says the dressing room is in high spirits at the moment.

“I think going into the Blackburn game there is a very positive vibe about the place, lads like Connor and myself have been scoring which helps as well.

“But the whole vibe about the place is fantastic so going into the Blackburn game we can’t wait for it.”

Derbyshire’s form has been good over the last few weeks, having scored against both Bolton Wanderers and Ipswich Town. However he admits that it was not easy earlier in the season when things were not going for him.
“I think I have just been a little unfortunate, I have got into some good positions and been unfortunate not to score. 

“When you keep missing and missing and missing it is going to affect anybody no matter who you are.”

But Derbyshire says that a run of games in the starting 11 has helped him kick on this season.

“You crack on and you get opportunities, a little run in the team and fortunately for me its hit the back of the net a couple of times in the last three games.

“I think when you start a game you get into the game a lot more and obviously the last three games I’ve started.”

The striker also praised the impact of new strike partner Conor Sammon. Derbyshire believes the hardworking attitude of the pair are the main reason why the combination is working so well. 

“I like playing with Conor, he works his socks off. We both try to do that for the team. It has working well he has scored two and I have scored two when we have played together in the last three games.

“I think we just know our roles in the team, and it works well for us.”

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