After scoring his first goal in a Rotherham United shirt during the draw at home to Tranmere Rovers, Ben Wiles is determined to put in another strong performance when he and his teammates travel to Doncaster Rovers this weekend.
The Millers will make the short trip to their South Yorkshire rivals hoping to extend their perfect record away from home, and Wiles admits that he is relishing the opportunity to earn the bragging rights.
He said: "It's definitely a big one for me personally considering where I'm at in my career currently, where I live and where I'm from. My family and friends always eagerly await it when the fixtures come out, so it's one I'm always desperate to take part in.
"We'll be heading into the game with decent form and hopefully we can get the result that everyone wants. Doncaster have only played four league games like ourselves, so it's going to be an odd one as they haven't had a consistent run of matches.
"They're a side that try pushing for promotion every year and they're a good footballing unit who can hurt teams, but we always give them a tough test and we're confident that we have enough quality to make it a positive afternoon."
Another healthy contingent of Millers supporters will be at the Keepmoat Stadium to back Paul Warne's men when the two sides lock horns, with over 3,000 tickets already being sold and an extra 781 now available to purchase.
The 20-year-old midfielder believes that the fans can be the proverbial 12th man both at the AESSEAL New York Stadium and on the road, and he has been overwhelmed by their loyalty to the club during the early stages of the campaign.
He said: "Our supporters are very uplifting, especially when you can hear them all game which I'm sure we will do against Donny. Wimbledon away on the first day of the season reminded me of how much the fans can influence games because they were class and they just kept going for the full 90 minutes.
"We just need that spirit to keep lifting us because I don't think they realise how much it actually helps us as players. At times where we are struggling, it encourages us to gain momentum in games and keep working hard. Our fans have been phemonenal as always."