Jordan Hugill on scoring goals, and how next week looks for Rotherham United as they gear up for the visit of Ipswich Town

JORDAN Hugill has just scored two of the most spectacular goals of his career but the Rotherham United striker will be equally as happy if his next one is a scrambled close-range tap-in.
Jordan Hugill celebrates after hitting the target for Rotherham United at Southampton in the Championship. Picture: Jim BrailsfordJordan Hugill celebrates after hitting the target for Rotherham United at Southampton in the Championship. Picture: Jim Brailsford
Jordan Hugill celebrates after hitting the target for Rotherham United at Southampton in the Championship. Picture: Jim Brailsford

The 31-year-old followed up his wonder-strike against Preston North End on September 23 with a long-range volley at Southampton a fortnight later as the Millers signed off for the international break by earning their first away point of their Championship campaign.

His next chance to add to his three-goal tally this season comes next Friday night when Ipswich Town, the team with the second-best record on the road in the division, head to AESSEAL New York Stadium.

The promoted Tractor Boys have won four times, drawn one and have yet to taste defeat on their travels.

Hugill said: "The goals against Preston and Southampton were good ones but, to be fair, I'd take two-yard tap-ins all day long. As long as the ball goes over the line, I don't mind how it happens.

"At Southampton I just decided to have a go and luckily the ball sailed over their keeper. I didn't have time to think ... that's usually how it happens for me!"

Rotherham's players returned to training today after being given a week off following the Saints clash.

They will work out again tomorrow, have Tuesday off, and then be at Roundwood on Wednesday and Thursday so they mirror their usual routine for a weekend fixture.

The Ipswich match has been brought forward a day for Sky Sports TV coverage.

The injury-hit Millers are in 23rd spot but have been buoyed by the 1-1 draw at Southampton where they produced an amazing comeback after a first half of home-side dominance.

Centre-half Sean Morrison and midfielder Hakeem Odoffin, who have been out with calf and hamstring injuries respectively, are expected to train fully in the next few days and be available for Friday's encounter.

"We need to be at our best against a very good Ipswich team," said manager Matt Taylor.