Lee Frecklington talks to www.themillers.co.uk...
Rotherham United skipper Lee Frecklington knows all too well just how tough opponents Lincoln City will be tomorrow night.
Frecklington, who started his professional career with the Imps, still lives in the City, and has had a front row view of their recent resurgence under Danny and Nicky Cowley.
The Millers have home advanatge for tomorrow night's Carabao Cup first round tie, but their opponents boast an impressive recent cup tradition.
The Imps won the National League and reached the FA Cup quarter-finals last season, winning acclaim from all over the football pyramid for their achievements.
Now back in the EFL, Frecklington is fully aware of how tricky the tie will be, as the Millers look to bounce back from Saturday’s defeat at Fleetwood.
"They have a good record in cup competitions of late, so it is a tough draw,” Frecklington told www.themillers.co.uk
“I know for a fact they will be up for the game because they have sold lots of tickets for the away end. They are a very good side, and we will have to be at our best if we are to get into the next round.”
Frecklington came through the ranks at Sincil Bank, playing over 100 times for the club before leaving for Peterborough,
Whilst it is several years since he departed, if selected, it will be the first time he has faced his former employers.
“There won't be many people still there from my time at the club, it is a few years now since I left,” added Frecklington.
“I know the manager, I know what he is like and many people I know speak really highly of him. The team proved how big a force they were last season, and it will be a huge test for us tomorrow.
“I've been at Rotherham for a quite a few years now and we haven't really had much of a run in the cup competitions. We are due one, I do enjoy a cup run, I think everyone does and it can also sometimes help your league form.”