Rotherham United: Nicky Law interview

Nicky Law is hoping Bradford City punters don't give him a hard time when he heads to Valley Parade in the red and white of Rotherham United next weekend.

The talented midfielder was at the centre of a summer tug-of-war between the Bantams – where he spent a successful loan spell last term – and the Millers, and it was the latter who won the day with Law electing to stay in South Yorkshire after leaving Sheffield United.

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It was the toughest of decisions for the 21-year-old, whose father, Nicky senior, managed City for a spell, while also playing for Rotherham.

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And when he finally plumped for the Millers, Law admits that delivering the bad news to Stuart McCall was one of the hardest things he's ever had to do.

The Nottingham-born ace comes face-to-face with McCall and a host of ex-team-mates on Saturday and while looking forward to a nostalgic return to City, he is keeping his fingers crossed he gets a decent reception from the claret-and-amber faithful.

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On joining the Millers and not the Bantams, Law, who also spent a loan stint in West Yorkshire in 2007-08 as well as last term, said: "It was one of the toughest decisions I've ever made, mostly because of the manager and how much he's done for me in my career so far.

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"I will always be forever grateful to Stuart. Telling him I wasn't signing was one of the toughest calls I've ever had to make.

"At the time, I just thought the move to Rotherham would be the best move for me at this point in my career.

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"I felt Rotherham had a really good chance of getting promoted this season and, up to now, it's looking quite a good decision.

"Hopefully, the fans can forgive and forget and realise that when I was there I gave absolutely everything.

"They know how tough a decision it was for me and Bradford's is one of the first results I always look for every time we finish our game.

"It isn't just another game for me. I'm really looking forward to going to Bradford where I had a really good season last year.

"I loved it there and it will be nice to go back and see some old faces.

"Nearly all the lads from last season are still there. There are some good players there and they are doing fairly well after a tough start."

Analysis of the league table seems to vindicate Law's decision with the upwardly-mobile Millers looking every inch the promotion candidates most experts tipped them to be before a ball was kicked in League Two this term.

Law admits he's revelling in life at the Don Valley Stadium, more so since he's been handed his prefered creative brief in the middle of the engine room of late, and the schemer's form has been an impressive constant for the Millers this term.

Law has already marked himself out as one of the early player-of-the-year contenders and, ahead of this weekend's home clash with Burton, he had chipped in with a couple of goals this term with the hope of more to come to support red-hot frontman Adam Le Fondre, who has been scoring for fun this term.

And while free-scoring Le Fondre has already bailed out the Millers countless times with his scoring exploits, Law feels it's imperative that those in other departments also weigh in with their fair share.

On being a 'Miller', he added: "I'm really enjoying it.

"At the minute I've been put into the middle as well, and that's where I prefer to play. We've some really good footballers and I'm enjoying playing behind Gaz (Roberts) too.

"We're producing some good stuff on a difficult pitch as well.

"I've managed to get a couple of goals, which is nice. You need goals from everywhere, not just from Alfie (Le Fondre).

"It's good to have anyone like that in your team, while it's important for the midfield and even the defence to chip in as well.

"In midfield, scoring more goals is something we are working on. Kev (Ellison) has got a few and me and Paddy (Brogan) have got a couple as well to help Alfie out."

Comeback kid Stephen Brogan's fine header – in his first start following 18 months of injury hell – was the highlight of last Saturday's 2-2 FA Cup second-round draw with plucky Luton Town.

If United triumph in Tuesday's replay at Kenilworth Road they will secure a round-three trip to Southampton.

And while a visit to St Mary's doesn't possess the lustre it might have done a few years ago, Law insists it's still a juicy tie to savour.

He said: "I was pleased with the draw. It's a really nice ground and a massive club and they have some really good players as well and it should be a decent crowd.

"I'm a Man U fan, so that would have been the best one for me! But Southampton's a good one.

"We were disappointed with the goals we gave away (against Luton), more so because we haven't really been conceding ones like that for four or five weeks.

"They would never have scored if we hadn't given them the opportunities as we were comfortable.

"Everyone was delighted for Paddy. He also scored at Port Vale the other week and then he was back on the bench, so he was probably disappointed about that.

"But he started the game on Saturday and took his chance with another good goal.

"It's taken him a while to get back in and things must have gone to his head to be honest as he's not known for his heading!

"It was a great header and he's scored two good goals now and that can only give him more confidence."