Richardson loving being back home

HOME-TOWN boy Frazer Richardson can't wait for the chance to compete for league points at the New York Stadium.

The Wickersley lad has kept a house in the town throughout a career that has taken him to Leeds, Stoke, Southampton, Middlesbrough, Ipswich and today's opponents, Charlton Athletic.

He's also kept a keen eye on Rotherham's results, cheering them on from afar.

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Now, at the age of 31, he's over his pre-season injury and ready to join the Millers' assault on the Championship – and drink in the experience of being fully involved in a competitive home league game for the first time.

“It will be fantastic,” said Richardson, who hopes of have family and friends in the stands. I got married in the summer and my wife is very pleased we're back at home, I'm loving it here too.

“I've always kept a keen eye on Rotherham and last season when I was on loan at Ipswich, I can remember watching the screens for their scores after games and thinking, 'come on Rotherham.'”

Frazer insists he's not just here to tread water either. He knows what the new stadium and the club's hard-earned climb back to the Championship has done for the town and wants to keep the ball rolling.

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“Gaining back to back promotions has been brilliant for Rotherham, it's brought everyone together,” he said.

“Did I see myself ever eventually playing here? I don't know. Circumstances sometimes dictate and it's a Championship season for me, which obviously helps from a personal point of view.

“I really want to achieve something this season. It might be consolidation or whatever, but we've a strong squad so let's try and do something.”