Opinion: Why Newell, Forde And Proctor Should Be Pushing For Starts For Rotherham United

Rotherham United trio Joe Newell, Anthony Forde and Jamie Proctor should all pushing for starts in the first team after an impressive display for the clubs reserves on Tuesday afternoon (30th October).

All three players mentioned were involved for the Millers second string side in a 4-1 win over Morecambe with Newell and Proctor getting on the score sheet either side of goals from Joshua Kayode and Regan Hutchinson, and both Newell and Proctor really impressed our writer Russ, who was in attendance at the game.

Newell opened the scoring for Matt Hamshaw’s second side and Proctor added the third goal for the Millers and our man Russ was really pleased with what he saw from the Millers duo along with Anthony Fordewho despite not getting a goal performed reasonably well.

Joe Newell really caught the eyes of Russ and a number of other spectators and should he continue to peform well in training as well as he did in the game on Tuesday then he’ll be getting a start sooner rather than later I believe.

Forde also showed some excellent touches and had some decent efforts in the game without finding the back of the net which was the other thing lacking from his performance overall on Tuesday, however, having said that if he continues to provide assists for the Millers in reserve games and even training matches then he’ll be getting closer to being involved more regular for the first team again.

Striker Proctor has been working well when coming off the bench but his work-rate and good decision making as well as the goal he claimed on Tuesday surely means he can’t be far off from starting?

Having said that, he’s going to find it hard to shift fellow front-man Michael Smith from leading the line with the former Bury man providing some good goals for the team and is currently working really hard to keep his strike partner out of the starting XI under Paul Warne. 

Picture Credit: Rotherham United


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