Rotherham United: Millers and Lawrie Wilson 100 pc the right fit

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New boy Lawrie Wilson knew he and Rotherham United would be a good match before he even agreed to join them.

The utility man, who has moved from Championship rivals Charlton Athletic until the end of the season, prides himself on giving his all in every match he plays.

And he revealed he saw similar traits in the Millers before boss Steve Evans swooped for him in the week leading up to the derby with Sheffield Wednesday.

“I’ve seen them a few times this season, against Charlton twice and when they’ve been the TV game,” he said. “They’ve always given a very good account of themselves. They give 100 per cent, which is exactly the way I play.

The 27-year-old, who usually plays right midfield but sees himself primarily as a right-back, wants to play his part in ensuring his new club survive in the second tier this season before kicking on next year.

The Millers return to action at Birmingham City on Friday after the international break five points clear of the drop zone with seven matches left to play.

“In the Championship if you make a mistake you get punished, and I think it’s been that kind of season for Rotherham,” Wilson said.

“It’s a learning curve. Stay up, crack on and get a few more players in and next season could be a very good one.”

Evans has said there is a possibility the loan deal could be made permanent at the end of the season, and Wilson is focusing on impressing his new boss.

He showed up well in a right-midfield role against the Owls after just one training session with his new teammates.

“At the minute I want to prove to myself, the manager, everyone out there, that I’m a good Championship player and I can play at this level,” he said.

“It’s about me helping get more points on the board for Rotherham. Something may happen over the next couple of months that makes me want to move up here.”

Wilson featured 27 times for the Addicks this season before his AESSEAL New York Stadium switch but many of his appearances were off the bench.

Right-back Richard Brindley, on loan at Colchester, says he will talk to the Millers about his future at the end of the season.

“I have a one-year optionand I will sit down and discuss things with Rotherham and Colchester,” he said.

Rotherham’s second string drew 1-1 with Hartlepool United at Billingham, Jerry Yates scoring.

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