Mark aims to make second chance count

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MIDFIELDER Mark Bradley is aiming to make the most of his “second chance” at Rotherham United.

It was Bradley’s introduction minutes into the second half which, arguably, proved the key moment of last Saturday’s win against Gillingham.

Having been unable to retain the starting place he was handed the previous week, Bradley came on and gave what many rate as his best display for the Millers since arriving just before last season.

But, before the start of this season, a Millers future looked bleak for the former Walsall midfielder who made his international debut for Wales at the end of last season.

Manager Andy Scott said Bradley and striker Tom Pope, although both were still under contract, could look for another club if they wished.

Bradley then began playing in pre-season in the unusual role of centre defence and then appeared in the matchday squad and started against Barnet.

“He came to see me a couple of weeks ago and said ‘Am I still available’,” noted manager Andy Scott adding: “I said ‘Yes, you’re available to play in my side’.

“He’s done well enough and taken everything on board and has got a chance. I think he’s been knocked so many times that his confidence was broken. He has responded.”

Rotherham are at Swindon on Saturday in a live tv game.