Zak Vyner talks to www.themillers.co.uk...
Rotherham United defender Zak Vyner says he feels the club are ‘kicking on’ as they enter a well-earned break for internationals.
The Bristol City loanee is one of the majority of Paul Warnes’s squad who are enjoying a break from the cut and thrust of Championship action, with a home double-header to follow against Sheffield United and Queens Park Rangers when battle resumes at the back end of this month.
The right-back is enjoying a prolonged spell of action in English football’s second-tier, after opting to leave fellow Championship side Bristol City on a temporary basis in order to gain some regular first-team action with Warne’s Millers.
Whilst the break is generally welcomed by most of a Millers persuasion, Vyner admits there are positives and negatives after confirming that he feels that Warne’s side have made great strides over recent outings.
“It's a bit of a bittersweet break for us if I am honest,” Vyner told www.themillers.co.uk
“I think we can take a lot of confidence from the recent fixtures. We've kicked on and to be fair, we look at it and think that we should have taken more points in some games and maybe less in others, but we will take the points as they come.
“We're unbeaten in five now and we just want to build on that and try and turn those draws into wins.
“We were kind of saying that to ourselves. It's nice to get a bit of a break before going into a busy December but we just want the games to come thick and fast when we're in this form and playing the way we are.”
Vyner initially made the right-back slot his own after shaking off a pre-season injury to be included as Warne’s only close season signing to get the nod for the opening weekend against Brentford.
Since then he has enjoyed a healthy battle with Billy Jones for his place in the side, but has been a mainstay following Jones’ injury in the home fixture against Bolton Wanderers.
Despite enjoying a sustained run in the side in recent weeks, Vyner concedes there are benefits to the break as he looks forward to some downtime back at home.
“You do benefit from it and I'm speaking for the people who don't live up this way when I say it's good to get home,” he added.
“Even if you're just chilling out with your family it's nice to be in that familiar surroundings and even just having a home cooked meal. It's always good but it makes you raring to come back and give me a day and I'll be back but wanting to play football again.”