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Confidence high in Camp

11 March 2016

Lee Camp talks to www.themillers.co.uk...

Rotherham United goalkeeper Lee Camp says there is no opposition in the Sky Bet Championship too tough for him and his teammates to overcome.

The seasoned stopper insists the recent three consecutive victories, which have included triumphs over Premier League hopefuls Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough, has given the Millers squad belief that they can beat anyone on their day.

“It’s all to play for and confidence is a big thing. We’ve got some good fixtures ahead and I think we can beat anybody if we show up and apply ourselves,” Camp told www.themillers.co.uk.

“We’re really pleased and I think the wins were very much needed. We’re also delighted with the manner in which we’ve done it.

“To get three results in the 10 days which we did sets us up for a great run in now and we’ve clawed the gap back that had formed really quickly.”

The 31-year-old has been an ever-present between the sticks since his arrival at AESSEAL New York Stadium and will face his hometown and former club as Derby County come to South Yorkshire on Saturday.

The Northern Ireland international spent five years with the Rams as a professional having graduated from the academy but admits he is solely focused on his own performance ahead of Saturday’s game.

“It’s one of many former clubs for me and it’s just another day at the office,” Camp explained.

“The lads are looking forward to it and I am as well and it’s another opportunity to get another positive result and hopefully three points.

“I always want to play well and if it’s against a former club so be it. At the end of the day, it’s just another game and I always look to play to a level in every match.

“I probably won’t even get a warm reception from my family that are Derby fans to be honest!”

The bodies-on-the-line attitude that the Millers have displayed under Neil Warnock has seen a number of players make important clearances and blocks, but Camp has played down his role in recent weeks despite pulling off a string of important saves.

“I wouldn’t call anything I’ve done so far heroics and a lot of it is what you’d expect your goalkeeper to do. It’s just the life of a goalkeeper” he explained.

“I think my form has been pretty good all season and it’s just nice to keep some clean sheets and get the results.”

The one-time England Under 21 international took time to reflect on the Millers’ three consecutive victories and admits the performances have given his side reason to be optimistic ahead of the final 10 games.

“Against Brentford we showed resilience and a couple of tough refereeing decisions went against us but we showed great character and spirit to come through and win the game,” Camp enthused.

“When we played Sheffield Wednesday I think we got the game plan spot on, scored a really good goal and then defended exceptionally well and they never really caused us any problems.

“The other night in the first 30 minutes we lived a bit of a charmed life but I thought after that we were very much worthy of the win.

“I think the performances are the most encouraging thing. Confidence is such a fine thing in football. You win a few games and you’re on cloud nine but then you lose a few and it’s the end of the world."

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