With just a couple of hours before the transfer window closed, the Millers announced the signing of Brighton striker Richie Towell.
“I was actually on my way to do a medical somewhere,” he said. “I got a phone call to say Rotherham were interested and I just turned back around and came here. I spoke to the gaffer as I was a driving back and there was only one place I wanted to be after that.” Towell told the Star.
“My agent just rang me and said: ‘Look, Rotherham are coming in now. What do you think?. It was late. I signed maybe at 10pm. It was about nine o’clock when I got the call."
“To be fair, the gaffer wanted to sign me in the January window, so I knew he had always rated me as a player. I know Richie Barker tried to sign me before as well when he was at another club.”
Towell is hoping to start the game against Walsall tomorrow evening; “I’m 100 per cent ready to start, I was ready to start against Bury! I spoke to the gaffer during the week and told him I was ready. At Brighton, I was the fittest there. I feel really good and confident. I look after myself. The gaffer said it wasn’t going to be easy for me to just walk into the team, and I understand that. I’m not afraid of hard work. It’s in my DNA."
“The gaffer’s a lot different to other managers I’ve had and, to be honest, I’m loving it. I’m only in the door, I know, but we’ve had two good wins out of two and there’s a feel-good factor around the place. If we continue to play as we did today, I think we’ll do well. All the lads want to win for the gaffer because he’s so honest and everyone is pulling in the same direction.”