In-form midfielder Rohan Ince is the feature interview in this weekend’s edition of R&W. Here’s a taster of what he had to say…
Rohan, you have been here for a couple of months now so how have you settled into life at The County Ground?
“I’m enjoying my time here and I enjoy playing games and that’s why I came here. My main aim was to play as many games as possible.
"The lads are a good bunch and I enjoy working with Luke Williams. I worked with Luke before at Brighton when he was the U21’s Coach and we had a good relationship there. I’m fitting in well.”
You made it clear when you first arrived here that you wanted to get regular minutes under your belt, so to have become a focal point in midfield must be extremely pleasing for you?
“My aim was to come in and play every week and I want to play at the highest level. I hadn’t played many games this season before I came here so it is important I get my recovery right because when you start playing games out of nowhere your body can break down on you, so I’m just trying to make sure that I can recover well and look after my body so that I’m able to perform at a high level every game.”
And recovery must be vital given the high-energy role you have been asked to undertake in the middle of that engine room, mustn’t it?
“It is a high-energy role and in order to be performing at that level your muscles need to be fresh and you need to be recovered well. I do enjoy that role and it is a big responsibility but I enjoy it and I’m asked to be a dominant player in midfield. I think I’ve got the capabilities and the attributes to do that and I hope to continue doing so.”
We also saw you make an impact at the other end of the pitch a few weeks ago with a goal against Gillingham. Are goals something you would like to add to your game or are they just an added bonus?
“It is always nice to score, no matter what type of goal it is. It was actually the first-ever goal I have scored at home so it was nice to score in-front of our fans and I enjoyed it. It is a nice bonus for me and goalscoring isn’t really a priority for me in my role.
"It is more about shoring things up at the back and not allowing the opposition to break on the defence easily.”
We have seen you develop a really formidable partnership with Charlie Colkett in recent weeks and you seem to complement each other’s games well, so how have you found playing alongside a player of that ilk?
“He’s a flair player and if you give him the ball then there’s every chance he’ll do something magic with it and create an attack or get an assist, so it is nice to be playing alongside a player like that. I can do the defensive duties and he can concentrate on the attacking side of things, so it is a good balance. It is good to have a fine balance like that and it works well.”
READ THE FULL IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW WITH ROHAN INCE IN THE MILLWALL EDITION OF R&W, WHICH WILL BE AVAILABLE TO BUY FROM STFC STORE ON FRIDAY FOR £3 AND OUTSIDE THE GROUND PRIOR TO KICK-OFF ON SATURDAY.