In McTaggart's article on Mills' first team-wide speech, ol' Drayton was ready to suit up and be a champion:
"In my 18 years here, that was by far the best comments and talk by a manager that Brad Mills gave to the players and his expectations of them...Forcefulness, his upbeat attitude, and that he's a take-charge kind of guy. He really said he's going to provide the leadership that's necessary."
"It was good. It was the first day and everybody was getting introduced. That was the main thing, getting introduced to the coaching staff. It was a good meeting...I'm certainly more interested to see how the atmosphere is going to be. It's always good to see everybody you haven't seen for a while in the winter and meet the new guys. This is an exciting time of year."