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"It Won't Be Easy" - Richie Towell Under No Illusions Of Rotherham United Task At Hand

Mikey Traynor
By Mikey Traynor
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A lot of Irish football fans were very happy to hear the news that the man who lit up the League of Ireland during his time at Dundalk had secured a deadline day move away from Brighton & Hove Albion.

Despite barely featuring at all last season and some bad luck with injuries, the Premier League new boys offered Richie Towell a new contract so clearly they have some sort of plan in mind for him, but for the remainder of the season he will be playing his ball at Rotherham United in League One.

Speaking to the club's official website, Towell admitted that he knew the Millers were in for him as early as January of last season, but despite dropping out of the Championship he is fully aware that he has a fight on his hands to secure playing time.


Thankfully, his attitude appears to be spot on.

There's a lot of competition in the team. I know it's not going to be easy to come here and walk straight into the team, I know I have to work hard, knuckle down, as I said the lads were brilliant on Saturday [vs Portsmouth].

I thought the three midfielders were excellent, they controlled the game in many spells so I know it's going to be difficult, but it's something I'm willing to work hard at to try and push my way into the team.

I just need to get back playing, obviously I was a bit unfortunate, I got injured at the start of pre-season and last year I was out for four months, so that wasn't the best start, but I haven't had any problems since then, touch wood, and I feel good and fit so I just need to come here, show what I'm all about and get into the team here first and foremost, and then kick on.

Coming from a club that finished 2nd in the Championship and are now playing Premier League football to one that finished bottom of the league last season is a massive shift in mentality as much as anything else, which is perhaps why Rotherham identified Towell as someone having the skill and focus to help them get back to where they want to be.

The Inchicore man has a point to prove after missing so much football in recent times, so we wish him all the best in working his way into that side and establishing himself as one of the better players in the division.

He's certainly got the talent, he's seemingly got the correct mindset, so hopefully he can get a slice of luck and stay injury free this season.


You can watch Towell's interview in full over on themillers.co.uk.

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