Rotherham's Miller is loving life under Brady at the Cobblers

Winger has started the last six games

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 11:09 am
Mickel Miller.

Winger Mickel Miller is enjoying the freedom given to him by manager Jon Brady after becoming a key man for the Cobblers in recent matches.

The 25-year-old, who joined on loan from Rotherham United in January, has started each of the past six games following his return from a hamstring injury last month.

Involved in three of Town's four goals during the win over Portsmouth and also impressive against Plymouth Argyle, Miller is one of numerous players who have benefitted from Brady's appointment.

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"100 per cent," he said. "Jon's a cracking guy. He has given us that freedom and he wants the players to go out there and play without fear and express ourselves on the pitch, which is really good for me.

"You want to hear that from the manager and you want him to tell you to play with that freedom. If you lose the ball once or twice, you don't want to hear your manager getting on at you.

"You never hear that from Jon. He just wants us to work hard and keep going and keep doing the same things and that's nice to hear.

"We also believe we can go out there and create chances. In the last few games, it's not just that one chance we're getting - we're creating a lot more.

"It's now just about everyone believing in it now because it's always been there. From the day that I came in, I said that this squad is a lot stronger than the league position but we've just got to stick with it and we'll be OK."

Brady has also tightened things up at the back with Cobblers keeping clean sheets in four of his nine matches in charge.

"Jon has come in and he's changed so much," Miller added. "I think there's a lot more structure to us defensively and we're harder to break down.

"That's something he's drilled into us. We play our game and we're hard to beat and I think everyone is really getting to grips with that and understanding it a lot more now, which is good."