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READ | Break in fixtures bittersweet for Ajayi

5 January 2018

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Semi Ajayi talks to

Rotherham United found their form over the busy festive period, recording an impressive string of results to climb the third tier table, but they will take a break from league action this weekend with the absence of a fixture leaving in-form defender Semi Ajayi with mixed feelings about the chance to recharge the batteries.

The Millers centre back, who has turned in a number of notable performances to establish himself at the heart of the defence says that there are positives and negatives to the break from first team fixtures this weekend.

“With the run that we've been on, the fact that the games have been coming thick and fast has probably been a good thing because we've been able to continue the momentum,” Ajayi told

“A game at the weekend meant we could have continued that but at the same time it will be good to get some rest and get a few bodies back.

“Tayls is back in training and hopefully we can get Frecks back so the break is bittersweet and it's a good thing and a bad thing.”

However, upon further consideration, Ajayi continued to explain the opportunity to allow players extra time to recover would be beneficial in the long run as the Millers look to move themselves into the Play-off places in the second half of the season.

“We've had a lot of games over the festive period which means the break probably comes at the right time in terms of that,” he continued.

“There are a few tired legs and little bits of illness going around the camp so hopefully everyone can come back fresh ready to face Oldham.

“We're definitely looking up the table rather than down and we want to chase the teams ahead of us now and pick up as many points as we can. We especially want to do that in the big games against other contenders and then we can make up even more ground.”

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