THERE is no doubt that strikers live and die by taking their chances, well, Millers frontman David Ball has certainly taken his recent Rotherham opportunity with both hands.
By his own admission, Ball has endured a largely difficult start to his Millers career following his summer switch from Fleetwood Town, but the likeable striker has recently relished the responsibility of spearheading the Rotherham attack by putting in a series of impressive displays in recent weeks.
Ball has given the AESSEAL New York Stadium faithful notice of his undoubted talent, by striking a virtuoso individual effort against high-flying Wigan Athletic before grabbing a match-winning brace at Blackpool, followed by the Boxing Day opener against Bury.
Now the Millers head for Walsall with Ball, and his team mates, keen to maintain their good recent run.
“We’ve been working so hard over the last few months, and we showed the character in the group,” he said.
“We’ve had great support and you could hear the noise when we score. To be fair, the fans keep coming in their numbers after a sticky patch. I’m buzzing for the fans and hopefully it kick starts another run for us now.
“I felt all I needed was a run in the side and get more match-fit,” Ball added.
“Kieffer has been unbelievable for us and I’ve had to accept that. I’ve kept my head down and made sure I was ready to take my chance when it came along.
“We’ve got great lads and great staff and we are all in it together."