I dont want my career to fizzle out - Brogan

Last updated : 26 February 2010 By Bigrich.....

With Brogan struggling to make a regular start this season, after battling back from his broken leg 18 months ago, this week he spoke to the Advertiser of his frustrations.

Brogan said: "You have to be open-minded in football. If you're not playing and you're told you're not in the manager's plans, all it's going to do is set you back. "If I wasn't playing by the end of this season and was told I probably wouldn't be starting next season then I would have to look at moving to keep my career going. "Before, I had a name and people were saying I was going to go here and there. I was playing well and it was brilliant.

"Now people are asking, is going to get back? Is he going to fizzle out? The fact is, you don't want your career to fizzle away, especially at my age. If that means I've got to leave in order to play then I'd have to consider that.
"Obviously it's the last thing I'd want but in football you have to keep open-minded."

Since his injury Manger Ronnie Moore has felt that Brogan is not the box to box player that he was, Brogan countered: "That's his opinion. I think I can get up and down like I did before. I was effective and doing well in that position and can fill that role in again. Maybe I just need to show him and I get the chance to do it.

"I can play left-back, left wing or central midfield. I'm fit and I have been ever since I played at Port Vale and scored. I had a couple of starts after that and thought I was back but then I had a poor game at Luton and got dropped and that was it. I just seemed to be out of favour again. It's been frustrating not being involved."

Brogan did manage to get 7 minutes on the pitch against Torquay last Friday, but did not feature against Shrewsbury on the Monday. Stephen added: "Everyone knows I will give 100 per cent when I play. I just want to get back in the team and get promoted and be starting matches by the end of this season.

"It's not nice having to wait around but I suppose other people would do anything to be in my position; a Rotherham lad playing for Rotherham. "I want to push in but it's the manager's choice. Everyone has their opinion and I bet there are people for and against me.

"All I can do is keep working hard in training and play as well as I can in the reserves and put it to the gaffer that I'm capable of doing the job he wants me to do in the team."

Brogan's facebook comments have been a talking point on MillersMAD over the last week, Brogan said: "It was something or nothing. I didn't have a go at anyone. I'd not been involved for a few weeks and I said 'I'm in the stand again.' It was just a comment and there was no intent but everyone blew it up and were talking about it and trying to involve the manager.

"It was just a natural reaction to not being in the team and if anything it shows I care. I've had 18 months sitting watching while I've been injured. Sitting watching when fit is horrible when you think you should be involved yourself."

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