Speaking in the aftermath of the Millers’ odd goal victory over Millwall, close season recruit Kyle Vassell concedes that his side’s home form will be the key to realising their Championship dreams.
Paul Warne’s side earned their second league victory of the season, at the expense of the Londoners, thanks to Sean Raggett’s first-half header in wet and windy conditions at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.
With the Millers showing great resolve to weather a late rally from the visitors, Warne’s men made it six points out of nine on their home turf, despite remaining pointless on the road.
Speaking exclusively to www.themillers.co.uk, Vassell readily admits that the Millers will be looking to pick up the majority of their points on their home patch, by doing their utmost to make their relatively new home a daunting proposition for Championship opponents.
“It was a great three points and it is very important for us,” Vassell stressed.
“The home form is going to be massive for us. As long as we do well at home, we should be fine.”
Following a number of impressive substitute cameos, Vassell was handed just his second league start of the season against the Lions, by being asked to ply his trade in one of the wide areas in support of lone frontman Michael Smith.
Vassell stuck to his task gamely, both in the attacking and unfamiliar defensive areas of the pitch, which led to the ex-Blackpool and Peterborough United striker being given a generous hand by the home faithful, as he was replaced in the dying minutes of the game by Joe Newell.
“I’m buzzing about it,” Vassell enthused.
“We played pretty similar to them so it was even more important that we won today. It was always going to be a tight game so it’s great to have won the game.
“Two goals are always better than one but fair play to the boys at the back. They were strong and resolute so one goal was enough in the end.”