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READ | Alex determined to take opportunity

22 February 2017

Loan signing Alex Bray says he is ready and raring to go as he waits for his first-team opportunity.

The Swansea youngster put in an admirable display for the reserves this week, netting in the 3-0 victory over Hartlepool United.

Bray is now looking to build on Tuesday’s form by taking it onto the first-team stage, expressing his determination to take his chance whenever he is called upon by boss Paul Warne.  

“I’m waiting on the sidelines and I’m ready for whenever the gaffer wants me,” Bray insisted.

“I’m raring to go and hopefully I’ll get my opportunity sooner rather than later.”

During the January transfer window, Bray put pen-to-paper on a loan deal with the Millers until the end of the season following a diet of U23 football with his parent club, Swansea City, in the first half of the campaign. 

The former Welsh U19 international has yet to make a senior appearance at the Liberty Stadium but his footballing development has been enhanced by Swansea’s participation in this season’s Checkatrade Trophy, where he has locked horns with the likes of AFC Wimbledon, Newport County, Plymouth Argyle and Coventry City in the competition. 

With first-team chances likely to be limited in South Wales this season, Bray admitted he had no hesitation in joining Rotherham’s Championship survival fight. 

“I had a few options, maybe in the lower leagues, but Rotherham came in and I was buzzing for this opportunity and I want to play football at the highest standard possible and this is a great team to do that,” the 21-year-old enthused. 

“All the lads and coaching staff are really nice. I’ve settled into the club, I’m really happy here and I can’t wait to get a game, really.

“It’s a learning curve for me and it will only add to my game by playing at Championship level. 

“Compared to what I’m used to, the Championship is a lot different. It’s a lot more physical but it will help me work on my game.”  


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