The Millers full-back, who signed for his hometown club last summer, insists that he will use his knowledge of the club to help make any new faces feel welcome but doubts they will need the extra support on their arrival in South Yorkshire.
“We’ve got a great bunch of lads here and I’ll always try and help integrate the lads into the team,” he enthused.
“Because it’s such a good group already I think anyone that comes will find it very easy to settle in.”
The 32-year-old is hoping that the club’s summer recruitment enables the Millers to push on next season and has set no limits on what the club can achieve after surviving their first season back in the second tier:
“You’re always positive and hopeful as a player about finishing as high as you possibly can so that’s the aim. I said before we should be trying to finish mid-table but looking higher than that would be brilliant.”
Having missed the final stages of the 2014/15 campaign after picking up a calf injury, the Rotherham-born right back is hoping he can surpass his total of 23 appearances next term:
“From a personal point of view I’ll be trying to stay injury-free and play as many games as possible,” he explained.
“It was a bit frustrating towards the end of the season because I was a bit in and out through injury.
“I didn’t play as many as I’d have liked to have played last season so hopefully next season I can get a lot more games under my belt."