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Broadfoot relishing first team action

25 September 2015

Millers defender ready for action...

Millers defender Kirk Broadfoot is fit and available for selection for his side’s trip to St. Andrew's to face Birmingham City in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday.

The 31-year-old Scot is hoping to be involved in Steve Evans’ squad to face Blues in the Midlands at the weekend and believes he is fit enough to do so should he be called upon by the Rotherham United boss.

“It’s what you train every week for to be involved at the weekend and I’ve missed it,” Broadfoot told

“I’ve been training hard and doing a lot of extra work and Warney’s helped me a lot keeping my fitness levels the highest they’ve ever been. It’s just about game time now and proper game time.

“I’ve only played in training but it’s not the real thing and it’s a case of getting minutes under my belt and getting back to full match fitness and where I was at the back end of last season.”

The former Scotland international has undergone a rigorous pre-season with the Millers’ coaching staff but is looking forward to returning to the coal face with some first team action.

“It’s been hard. I’ve been doing a lot of extra running, swimming and in the gym and now it’s a case of getting games. If I’m involved I’ll be doing everything I can to help the team and start enjoying playing again.

“Hopefully I can get my position back like I did at the end of last season and get a few games under my belt. When I did that last year I started to show what I could do.”

Broadfoot is already fully aware of the abilities of on loan Derby County defender Farrend Rawson having been paired in the heart of the Millers’ defence with him last season and believes the new additions can all learn a lot from each other as the Sky Bet Championship season progresses.

“Danny [Collins] is an experienced boy and it would be easy enough to come in alongside him. Faz is a quality player and I found it easy playing with him last season and if I can help him or Danny or anyone else then that’s brilliant.

“Likewise, if I can take anything from anyone else then that’s good too because no matter how old you are you’re always learning and you still want to improve and hopefully the coaches can teach me a few things as well.”

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