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READ | Skipper looking ahead to season opener

1 August 2016

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Rotherham United skipper Lee Frecklington is relishing the return of Championship football this weekend ahead of the opening day showdown with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The midfielder has the armband once again ahead of the new campaign and will be vying for a place in Alan Stubbs’ first starting 11.

Saturday’s visitors to AESSEAL New York Stadium have been busy in recent weeks, with new owners quickly followed by a new manager in Italian Walter Zenga.

Speaking to earlier, Frecklington is excited about a home game in a fixture that usually produces entertainment.

“We’ve played Wolves a few times and they are a good side,” Frecklington said.

“We’ve played them a lot in recent years and there are usually lots of goals, apart from the game last year, but they are a good Championship club, like they all are.
“We are pleased our first game is at home and it will hopefully be a good start for us.”

Trips to Aston Villa and Brighton and Hove Albion are lying in wait on the back of Saturday’s curtain raiser, but while Frecklington admits his side have a tough start, he is thoroughly looking forward to the challenge.

“There is no bigger thing than playing at Premier League grounds such as Villa Park and although it’s going to be difficult, we will be doing all we can to go there and get a result,” he added.

“It’s been tough for the last two years, but we have managed to overcome it. This season will be no different, and it promises to be the toughest one out of the three we’ve had but I’m confident with what I’ve seen so far, that we will do well this year.”  

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