Rotherham United Manager Paul Warne thought striker Freddie Ladapo could have had a hat-trick yesterday but he, the player and the fans had to settle for Freddie’s first goal in a Rotherham shirt which helped in an away win at Wimbledon.
Freddie, who joined the Millers for a record signing fee in the summer from Plymouth Argyle, put the Millers in front just before the half-hour mark yesterday told Freeview that he was pleased to have opened his account on the first day but it was more important that Rotherham got the win.
‘The first game is always important,’ the twenty-six-year-old said, ‘and for us it was just implementing what we’d been doing in training.’
Freddie said that working in a front three isn’t that easy but would have been disappointed after spending the last six weeks working on that plan if the game hadn’t gone well.
Carrying on the forward said, ‘I’m happy. We showed a lot of good stuff especially in the first-half and looked good as a team overall.’ And, agreeing with his Manager Freddie thought he should ‘buried’ a couple more.
He then spoke about the fans saying he didn’t know what to expect coming to Rotherham but with a big smile on his face said, ‘they were fantastic. They sang my name from the warm-up all the way until the final whistle.’
After seeing Freddie in pre-season and then again yesterday I think this young man is only going to be an asset to Rotherham United. He’s tall yet seems to be able to sneak into the box.
And, what do I think of a front three? Let’s have more of the same!