After Rotherham’s victory, Millwall’s manager lauds the Hull City loanee as a “intelligent footballer.”

When Ryan Longman scored the first goal for the team in Wednesday night’s 3-0 victory over¬† Rotherhamd Unite, Gary Rowett was overjoyed.

In the opening goal against the Millers, the 22-year-old former AFC Wimbledon loanee cut back onto his right foot from outside the box and sent a shot past Viktor Johansson.

On deadline day, Hull City loaned Longman to the Lions for the entire season.

He’s a young player, and we signed him because of his versatility, according to Rowett.

You are aware that he can play up front, left wing-back, and right wing-back. In that attacking area, he can sort of play anywhere.

He is not just an intellectual footballer, but also a genuinely good one. He will be a wonderful addition. He also has a terrific character. His family is from this region, therefore it stands to reason that returning home and to the south will likely make him feel better at ease.

When his squad suffers from injuries or suspensions, Rowett wants to have guys ready to step up like Longman has.

“Perhaps he can increase that self-assurance and assist us. There are many other players on our team who haven’t yet had the chance. Wes Harding and others like him haven’t yet had the chance. If Ryan had not been available to fill the wing-back position, Murray Wallace would have stepped up and taken the position, and he would have played against Leeds.

Then that is what we require. We need players that are prepared to join the team and do their assigned duties when called upon.


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