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Luciano Becchio insists he is starting to feel better at Rotherham United

The former Leeds striker has struggled for the past three years.

Since Neil Redfearn made the move to Rotherham United he has brought in plenty of players he knows well from his Leeds United days.

Some have come and gone, such as Aidy White and Simon Lenighan. Others have just arrived, such as Chris Dawson and Luciano Becchio.

The Argentine signed for The Millers, his second spell with the club after a loan deal in 2014, in January on a deal until the end of the season after leaving Argentine club Belgrano on a free transfer.

He has since been building up his fitness but has now played two times for the club and told the Rotherham Advertiser this weekend that he is feeling better every week:

“I'm feeling good now, I feel much better than last week even.

“I have been away for a long time but I'm back again and feeling strong and confident. The other thing is that I know the club, the manager and the lads and that's a great pointer.”

Becchio's goalscoring ability is well known in Yorkshire. He netted 86 times for Leeds in 221 appearances in his time at Elland Road and if he can get fit there is no doubt this is the Becchio that Redfearn would like to see at struggling Rotherham.

Unfortunately the striker is now 32-years-old, has not played much football in the past three years and has had his own fitness woes.

It would be a surprise if he rekindled his old form this season.

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