Rotherham United: Goal relief for Bowery

Jordan Bowery celebrates
Jordan Bowery celebrates
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Rotherham United striker Jordan Bowery has admitted his relief at ending his goal drought.

Before Saturday’s match at Bournemouth, the Millers forward hadn’t scored for two seasons after leaving Chesterfield for Premier League Aston Villa and finding games hard to come by.

“I haven’t scored in a couple of years so it’s a relief to be up and running again. It was nice to get the goal,” he said.

“The header went straight at the keeper. I had to look at it for a couple of seconds and then I realised it had crossed the line, so I was over the moon.”

His 93rd-minute effort secured a draw for Rotherham who now have seven points from their opening six Championship matches.

“I thought, second half, we pushed on, attacked well and had a lot of possession,” he said.

“Revs (Alex Revell) was winning a lot of headers. He puts himself about. You can gamble off them, and I thought we did well.

“Becchs (Luciano Becchio) might have been a bit tired so we made some changes in the second half to try to change the game and it seemed to work.

“It’s vital to score if you want to be in the team. If you’re not scoring or making a contribution to the team, then the Gaffer is going to have to pick another striker. I’m enjoying it. But there’s tough competition for places.”

Meanwhile, can any Millers follower beat this record? Saturday’s game was the 950th consecutive competitive game watched by super-fan John Norris,