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READ | Cohen taking Championship step-up in his stride

20 September 2022


READ | Cohen taking Championship step-up in his stride

20 September 2022

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Moving clubs and stepping up a division presents quite the challenge, but like with most things in his life, Cohen Bramall is taking it in his stride.

Bramall was working full-time in a car factory alongside playing for Hednesford Town in non-league until he was handed the opportunity of a lifetime by Arsene Wenger and Arsenal, before going on to play for Colchester United and Lincoln City in the EFL.

The Crewe-born operator had a brief taste of Championship football when he was loaned to Birmingham City whilst on loan with the Gunners, but since joining the Millers he has been presented with another opportunity at second tier level.

“You can tell there is a step up technically speaking and the games are played at a faster pace,” Bramall recently revealed.

“Right now though, I feel good and being honest, as it stands, I haven’t found the step-up as hard as I thought I would, but I think that speaks volumes of how we’ve performed.

“I think now it’s just about maintaining and improving on my own personal levels, but it’s been great to hit the ground running."

Cohen Bramall, Rotherham United

“I honestly think there’s been a few games where we could have grabbed all three points, big games too.

“Most recently, Watford comes to mind where we earned a solid point, but I do think that if we’d have been slightly more ruthless in front of goal we definitely could have had all three points.

“Again though, I think the boys are doing amazing and we’re always looking forward to each and every game.”

Having completed a money-move from the Imps in the summer, Bramall was hamstrung by a niggling injury at the start of his Rotherham United career, which saw him sidelined for some of pre-season.

Now though, he feels he’s in great shape and settling in well to his new role as a wing-back.

“I’ve settled in really well so far. I think we’ve started brilliantly which certainly helps me in that regard," Bramall continued.

“I think if you take away the little annoying injuries I’ve had, I’m really starting to get up to speed now and I just want to keep on playing well and putting in solid performances in front of our fans.

“I’d like to think it’s noticeable in my performances recently as I feel they’ve been going up and up in terms of quality.

“I think the most important thing is that I certainly feel a lot better than I did a few weeks ago – now it’s just about staying strong and fit.

“This is the first season where I have played as a wing-back, but it certainly allows me to play to my strengths so I feel I fit the role quite well."

Cohen Bramall, Rotherham United

“It’s a really nice feeling knowing the Gaffer can put his trust in me, so that gives me a lot of confidence both on and off the pitch, it’s great to have a solid relationship with him.”

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