Preston North End’s January recruit Daniel Iversen played 38 games as Rotherham United were promoted back to the Championship in 2019/20.
And he admitted when speaking to iFollow PNE that he was looking forward to coming up against the Millers at Deepdale this weekend, although he is well aware of the problems that they can cause.
“I am really looking forward to the game,” said the Lilywhites’ No.22. “They are a good team, with some good people in the club, so I cannot wait to play.
“They are doing really at the moment. You can see their recent results and having been there last year, I was 100 per cent sure they would stay in the division this season.
“It is a really good team, they have some good players and they are good on set pieces and they can play football also, it will be a tough match for us.
“They have a mindset in the players that they give 100 per cent; they work hard every day on the training pitches as well and it will be really tough.”
After arriving at the end of the first week from January, the Leicester City loanee went straight into league action for PNE and he admits it has been an enjoyable time so far at Euxton.
“I have really enjoyed it,” he continued. “I have played some games and had some good training and I am really happy to be here. There are good people around the club, good players and staff and I am really happy.
“It was a little bit difficult to come into the team in Belgium after a long break, but I got some games and I was building up, but the injury came and I didn’t play for a couple of months.
“I came here and went straight into the team, which was a little bit difficult, but my team-mates and Polly did a really good job to get me relaxed and comfortable and doing what I do. I am building up now and I feel much better than I did in the first game.”
The arrival of more new players this week, taking the transfer window total to eight for the month, has meant there has been a bit of getting to know one another on the training pitches this week, but that is something Dan believes will benefit the team.
“We have to start a little bit, not from the beginning, but we need to look at the details. We have some good signings and we have to learn each other’s games.
“We had an 11v11 game here on Tuesday where we learnt a little bit. It is always difficult when new players come in, but I think it will be really good for the team and now we are ready for the weekend.
“For me, as a goalkeeping, it is not always fun to play 11v11, but in this case it was really important – it doesn’t always have to be fun – it is important we learn about other and I think we have done that now.
“It is good we don’t have the midweek games this week and next, but we will learn more about each other in the games; these are always so important; they are good guys who have come in and the guys who were already here have been talking to us and I am really positive,” he added.
This weekend will see former North End defender Michael Jackson in the co-commentary seat at Deepdale alongside commentator Jonathan Breeze. You can sign up for a £10 match pass for iFollow PNE now by clicking here.