Date: 30th June 2010 at 10:25am
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Rotherham United new boy, Luke Ashworth has promised that he will become a cult hero with the Millers’fans and fill former Millers’ skipper, Ian Sharps‘ boots.

Speaking to Dom Howson of The Star, the twenty-year old who joined the Millers last Wednesday from Leyton Orient, said, ‘I know Ian was a big fans favourite here but I’m confident that, if I get my chance, I’ll prove myself and stay in the team.

‘The Manager has said he wants a lot of competition for places here and so it’s up to me to impress him enough to get a place in the starting line-up.’

The Bolton born defender had a year left on his contract with Orient and said that it was unfortunate that the manager at Orient changed three times while he was there. ‘Martin Ling, who signed me, was sacked two weeks later.

‘I thought I did well there last season but the boss, Russell Slade, wanted to go for more experienced players and I never really felt like I was given a fair crack of the whip there.

‘I’m absolutely delighted to sign for Rotherham. It’s not that long ago that they were in the Championship and I thought they were unlucky last season not to go straight up.

‘If we get on a winning run this season I don’t see any reason why we can’t be competing for a top three spot.’