Rotherham United Manager Paul Warne told iFOLLOWthat the way Ben Purrington has been patient waiting for his chance is a credit to him.
Ben joined the Millers in January 2017 from Plymouth Argyle but his appearances have been a little bit far and between with him only making eighteen appearances in a Rotherham shirt so far, eight of those being this season, six being League games.
With usually defender Joe Mattock being on the injured list it means Ben has started the last two games with Warney saying, ‘His performances have been good. I think he’s improved in both the games which is testament to Ben himself
‘Because of the way we pick the team I think some of the full-backs don’t make it to the match day squad which doesn’t mean they aren’t in our thoughts it means we chose to make attacking subs when we can.
‘So, although Ben hasn’t been in the match day squad a lot it doesn’t mean he hasn’t been training and doing everything right behind the scenes.
‘It’s testament to him that he’s moved away from Plymouth to come up here on his own and it’s difficult, particularly throughout the winter months when you aren’t in the team but he’s kept focused and he’s been trying to get in the team and now he’s got himself the opportunity.
‘If he keeps performing and improving the way he has then it will be difficult for Joe to get back in the team.’