NEW boy Michael Ihiekwe is confident Rotherham United can finally turn around their fortunes in League One next term.
The central defender says he has settled in well at the AESSEAL after his summer switch from Tranmere Rovers and he also helped himself to a goal in Tuesday's friendly against Forisdorfer AC in Austria.
And having assessed the group he has hooked up with, Ihiekwe reckons Rotherham can put a bad year in the Championship behind them to start challenging again.
He said: "It will be a tough season but when you look at the players here, some with Championship experience, I'm expecting us to do well. We have the right mix for it.
" You see the stadium, it's lovely, and there is real potential.
"There are players with experience and younger lads who also have experience. They are not going to go to teams and feel nervous so we have every reason to feel confident."
Meanwhile, former Millers striker Dexter Blackstock could be about to sign for League Two side Colchester United.
The 31-year-old striker's contract was terminated by mutual consent yesterday and reports in Essex suggest that the former Forest man could put pen-to-paper on a deal with John McGreal's side.