Frecklington staying upbeat ahead of Wigan test

Lee FrecklingtonLee Frecklington
Lee Frecklington
SKIPPER Lee Frecklington believes the Millers shouldn’t let themselves get too down about their current league form, as the table can quickly change.

Rotherham haven’t won in five league games and head in to Saturday’s AESSEAL New York Stadium clash with second-place Wigan in ninth spot in League One.

But midfielder Frecklington, who is vying for a starting spot after recovering from a back injury, is hopeful that a win this weekend could get Rotherham moving up the table.

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He told the Advertiser: “I was looking at the table and there are five teams on 26 points. That just shows how tight our division actually is. 

“There should never be too much doom and gloom because a couple of wins shoots you up the table again. 

“It's all about consistency, the gaffer has been saying that from day one.

“Everyone expected our next opponents, Wigan, to be up there at the start. Probably them and Blackburn are the two big teams in the league.”

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The 32-year-old is the Millers’ longest serving player but is out of contract in the summer, with recent speculation linking him to old club Lincoln, among others.

But Frecklington, writing in his Advertiser column last week, dismissed those reports, stating he’d like to finish his career at the NYS.

He said: “Because I've moved back to Lincoln and I started my career there, everywhere I go around town people ask if and when I'm going to go back.

“Just because I'm in the last year of my contract here and it is running down, that is always going to happen. People are going to start talking about me returning to the club where it all started, thinking it is the perfect fairytale.

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“In my ideal world I would like to finish my career at Rotherham and hopefully there will be another contract waiting for me when my current one expires.

“That's still a long way away. I need to prove my fitness, keep playing games and I'm hopeful that if I'm playing then there will be another contract for me here so I can put my return to Lincoln on hold a little bit longer.”

You can read Frecklington’s latest column in this Friday’s Advertiser, as well as all the news from the New York Stadium.