Rotherham star on Leeds United 'soft spot'

Elland Road

Frazer Richardson has revealed his support of Leeds United.

The Rotherham full-back started his career at Elland Road, making his debut in a UEFA Cup tie in 2002, before making his Premier League debut the following year.

He was promised a bright future in Yorkshire, staying with the club and becoming their starting right-back following the Whites relegation from the Premier League. He was made captain in 2008, and enjoyed five years of consistent first-team football, but the fall-out from top flight relegation was still affecting the club, and in 2009 it was announced that Richardson’s contract would not be renewed.

He followed up his stay at Elland Road with spells at Charlton, Southampton and Middlesbrough, before moving to Leeds’s Yorkshire rivals Rotherham United on a free transfer at the start of this season.

He is set to feature on Friday night, with the Millers hosting Leeds, and despite supporting the Whites, the 31-year-old is keen to pick up three points against his former club.

“Leeds will always have a soft spot in my heart and I have said that before,” he was quoted as saying.

“They were my boyhood club and it will be another important game for us.

“I am thoroughly looking forward to it, but I am thoroughly looking forward to playing for Rotherham against Leeds and hopefully taking the three points.

“First and foremost I am a Rotherham player and that’s where my loyalties will lie. I will be working just as hard as anyone in our team to get the win.

“But I had some good times there and some bad times, but that’s football. I wish them all the best, but I would prefer us to win on Friday.”

Three points would take the Millers equal on points with Leeds, with the League One play-off champions over-performing throughout this early stage of the season, and Richardson is hoping to see his former employers fall to defeat.

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