Anthony Forde talks to www.themillers.co.uk...
Rotherham United winger Anthony Forde says he has been delighted to be back involved in Sky Bet Championship action, but understands that rotation in the ranks from manager Paul Warne is necessary to give his side the edge in certain games.
The Irishman has waited patiently for his opportunity this season but has grasped it with both hands as he returned to the side at Norwich City, where he made his first second tier start of the 2018/19 campaign.
Speaking to www.themillers.co.uk ahead of this weekend’s hosting of Reading, the former Wolves and Walsall wide man expressed his delight at his recent involvement.
“I've been a while waiting for my chance but I've got it now and I've enjoyed the last two games very much and hopefully I can keep improving,” Forde explained.
“I'm very pleased. My first start in a while was against Norwich and I was delighted to get back in and play again at the weekend, in a game which I thought we played well and probably deserved to win.
“Every game is different and sometimes you have to pick a player for a certain game because it might benefit our team, as a result of the way that the opposition plays. We all understand that as well.”
The 25-year-old’s industrious style on the pitch is a trait that is also visible at the club’s training ground and has earned him praise from boss Warne, who has not let his hard work go unnoticed.
“I always try and do my best in training and whenever else I get the chance to impress the manager,” Forde continued.
“Thankfully, I've got my chance to get back in the team and I've been happy to be involved again.
“Obviously, you're frustrated when you're not in the team but I've just kept my head down and continued to work hard.
“It's always good competition and the Gaffer has said to us all before that the competition is probably the hardest to pick between the wide lads. It's going to improve us, we're all helping each other and pushing each other on because everyone wants to play.”