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Leon Best raring to go with Rotherham United - “It's felt like I've been out for years”

18 November 2015

New Rotherham United signing Leon Best says he's raring to go with the Millers after spending what felt like 'years' out of the game.

Best had been without a club since leaving Blackburn Rovers in the summer, but made the move to the AESSEAL New York Stadium on a deal until the end of the season.

The Republic of Ireland international has now turned his attentions to hitting the ground running in the Sky Bet Championship for Neil Redfearn's side.

“I always work hard off the pitch to keep my fitness up and I eat right and look after myself, so hopefully now it will all pay off on the pitch and I can get back to scoring goals,” Best told

“I’m raring to go and it’s felt like I’ve been out for years. I’ve scored goals at every level, so it’s not a matter of not being able to do it. You don’t lose your talent, in this game you lose your confidence and if you get someone behind you to give you that, it all comes back.”

Rotherham are bottom of the Sky Bet Championship table on nine points, five from safety, ahead of a weekend visit to Leeds United.

But Best, 29, has been delighted with the welcome he has received, and is eager to repay the faith in him shown by Millers boss Redfearn.

“As soon as I came here I was welcomed with open arms,” he added.

“The manager was really nice to me and there’s a great bunch of boys here. It was a matter of getting my head down and showing what I could do, so I’m delighted to have finally got a contract and be given a chance.

“It’s hard when you’ve not been playing for a while and you’ve been in and out. It’s about having somebody to believe in you and know that when you do get fit you can show them why they’ve given you that chance.”

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