Kyle Vassell explains why Saturday’s win over Ipswich was “the best”

Rotherham striker Kyle Vassell says the last-gasp win over Ipswich was “the best type”.

The Millers were under the cosh for large parts of Saturday’s game, but held firm and got their reward when Michael Smith smashed home a 90th-minute winner.

It got their season up and running after the opening weekend’s thumping at Brentford and ensured everyone had an enjoyable Saturday evening.


“Because the game is so up and down and you want it so bad, when the goal comes and you know it is late in the game, they are the best wins you can get,” Vassell said.

“Instead of scoring in the 10th minute and holding out for 80 minutes. Winning in the 90th is the best.

“I was buzzing for Smudge and the whole team to win the game.”

Smith might have got the headlines with his goal but it was Vassell that impressed the most on his full debut.

The striker, signed on a free transfer from Blackpool in the summer, put in a fine display, showing pace, power and a willingness to work hard.

Vassell admits it will take time to adjust to his new surroundings, having never played at this level before, but is pleased with the start.

“Today was one of the best games that I can have for my full debut in terms of getting to grips with the Championship football and the pace of it,” he added.


“It was quicker and you have to run more. The boys were stronger and faster. But that is the challenge I want to be part of.

“With all due respect, the boys, apart from Billy Jones, were all in League One last year and a lot of their players were in League One or League Two last year.

“I think the game was very much one where everyone was trying to step up and show they can play in the Championship.”



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