2019 AFCON qualifier: Rotherham boss backs Ajayi to shine for Eagles

March 18th, 2019

Rotherham boss, Paul Warne is backing Semi Ajayi to shine for Super Eagles when they host Seychelles in a Group E Africa Cup of Nations qualifier this Friday at the Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba, Delta State.

Originally a central defender, the former Arsenal U23 skipper has been deployed mainly as a defensive midfielder since the start of this year which has paid off for the Millers.

The Millers number 5 tallied his sixth goal in five games in his side’s 2-1 loss to table toppers Norwich City last Saturday, and manager Warne was delighted with his goalscoring contribution despite the loss.

”Semi’s brought us back into the game. He’s broken up play and he’s improved no-end over the last 12 months,” Warne told Rotherham’s official webpage.

“Billy Jones came on in midfield at QPR in midweek and just knows when to do certain things like break up play or give a cheeky foul away.”

Ajayi has started and gone the distance in all the 38 matches contested by Rotherham United in the Championship this season.

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