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READ | Millers growing in confidence, says Marek

21 February 2018

Marek Rodak talks to

On loan Fulham goalkeeper Marek Rodak says he is growing in confidence with each game that passes, having nailed down a place between the sticks in Paul Warne’s side.

The Slovakian stopper has been an ever-present in the Millers’ impressive 13-game unbeaten streak, making two crucial saves in the win over Shrewsbury Town last weekend to ensure that run continued at New Meadow.

Speaking to ahead of Saturday’s South Yorkshire showdown with Doncaster Rovers, the 21-year-old is hopeful that he and his Millers teammates can make it seven straight wins in Sky Bet League One this weekend.

“I think we've done really well and managed to get some good wins,” Rodak explained.

“I'm delighted for both. For me, keeping clean sheets is always nice and for the boys it's good that we keep playing well.

“Hopefully we can keep that going until the end of the season and we'll see where that takes us.”

Rodak has been part of a settled back line in recent weeks, which welcomed Michael Ihiekwe into the left back role at New Meadow following an injury to Joe Mattock, and the on loan Fulham goalkeeper believes there is now a solid understanding between the Millers rearguard.

“The game was a bit of a scrap on a difficult pitch,” he continued.

“I feel more confident with each game that passes and I think the rest of the lads do as well and it's showing.

“I think we understand each other more and we trust each other. Each one of us knows what the other is going to do and there is a better understanding there between the back five.”

The Millers stopper has marshalled a goal at close quarters with two followings of over 1,000 at the recent away games at Scunthorpe United and Shrewsbury and he was quick to praise the fans' contribution to the recent run of good form.

“The fans have been magnificent,” Rodak added.

“At Scunthorpe and Shrewsbury they were really loud but even before that their support has been brilliant. In home games they're right behind us.

Meanwhile, he admitted he is relishing the prospect of playing in front of a full house at Saturday’s game with Doncaster Rovers.

“Everyone likes to play in front of a sold-out crowd and it's a good game to be involved in.

“Especially at home and on our pitch, which is probably one of the best in the league. With the form we're in at the minute we're looking forward to it.”

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