Rotherham United ace Lee Frecklington insists Saturday’s South Yorkshire showdown against Sheffield Wednesday at AESSEAL New York Stadium holds equal significance to supporters and players alike.
The popular midfielder is no stranger to the derby, having scored a spectacular strike when the two teams met in the Capital One Cup, which helped the Millers to a 2-1 victory on home turf last season.
Frecklington returned to and captained the side at Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night after serving a one match suspension and believes the game against the Millers’ S6 rivals is a big one for everyone involved:
“It’s a massive one for the fans and it’s a massive one for the club,” he proclaimed.
“I realised that when we played them in the cup in my first year here. Not only is it a local derby but it’s a game that we need points from.”
The former Lincoln City man has been given more creative licence in recent weeks, being deployed as an advanced playmaker and believes his new role may see him back on the scoresheet before long:
“In recent weeks we’ve managed to keep the ball and if we carry on doing that then I’ll get more chances to score some goals."