Vital Football

Latest Rotherham United News

RUFC - Robins On Pre-Season So Far

RUFC - Robins On Pre-Season So Far

Rotherham United manager,Mark Robins, has seen his team win, lose and draw in the three pre-season games so far and admitted that the first game at Don Valley wasn't the greatest for the spectators.

Speaking to The Advertiser, he said, 'It wasn't the greatest advertisment for our new ground against Derby but I can take a lot of positives from it. Derby had a lot of talent on show and they've just come down from the Premiership and I thought we created a bit more than them although I would have liked us to take the game more to them.'

Against Derby, Robins ended the game with a completely different team to what started but on Tuesday night against, Scunthorpe, Robins changed the formation and not so many faces. He started with a 3-5-2 formation, going to a 4-3-1-2 and ended with a 4-3-3. Robins said, 'It took us a bit of time to get going but we got a bit more of the ball when we changed the formation. I thought we looked good in the last half hour of the game and finished it well.'

Robins had particular praise for Ryan Taylor saying, 'I thought he was outstanding especially in the second half against Scunthorpe and he held the ball up well against Derby. He came back from the summer break stronger and with more belief in himself. His first touch has always been good but now it's good under pressure and he's starting to believe he's a player. There are still things to work on but he's done everything we've asked of him.

'As a team we are steadly moving towards what I'm looking for but it's still early days. We have a few friendlies left and a lot of training to do.'

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football




Join the FREE Telegraph League Two Fantasy Football League!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Friday July 25 2008
Time: 9:42AM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Dan Blackwell Retires

Login to post a comment

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Warnock 'Difficult But Enjoyable Task'

Gaffer hopes people will remember the eleven game undefeated run after he's gone

RUFC - Gaffer To 'Experiment' Tomorrow?

Neil Warnock might change a few things for tomorrows game

RUFC - Richie 'We're All Pulling In The Same Direction'

Midfielder says 'we've pulled ourselves out of a hole'

RUFC - Warnock Expecting To Lose Grant Ward

Gaffer thinks squad needs three or four new faces

Archived Vital Rotherham Articles

Vital Rotherham articles from

Site Journalists

Herringthorpe
Editor email
Profile
baldtobeamiller
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Thinking about pre-season friendlies. Who would you like to see at the New York Stadium
Suggested By:
Local Teams7%
A Premier League Side55%
A team from the Bundesliga30%
A side from Serie A5%
Someone from La Liga1%
A club from the French Ligue 11%
Other1%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burnley 44 24 15 5 87 33
2 Middlesbrough 44 26 9 9 87 32
3 Brighton 44 24 15 5 87 30
4 Hull City 44 23 11 10 80 31
5 Derby County 44 21 14 9 77 24
6 Sheff Wed 44 18 17 9 71 19
7 Cardiff 44 17 16 11 67 8
8 Ipswich 44 16 15 13 63 0
9 Birmingham 44 16 13 15 61 4
10 Brentford 44 17 8 19 59 -2
11 Preston 44 14 16 14 58 -1
12 Leeds Utd 44 14 16 14 58 -7
13 Q.P.R. 44 13 18 13 57 0
14 Wolves 44 13 15 16 54 -6
15 Reading 44 13 13 18 52 -4
16 Huddersfield 44 13 12 19 51 -3
17 Forest 44 12 15 17 51 -5
18 Blackburn 44 11 16 17 49 -3
19 Rotherham 44 13 10 21 49 -13
20 Bristol City 44 12 13 19 49 -20
21 Fulham 44 11 15 18 48 -11
R MK Dons 44 9 12 23 39 -28
R Charlton 44 8 13 23 37 -38
R Bolton 44 4 15 25 27 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Rotherham United  Results (view all)

Rotherham United  Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2016 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2016 12:30PM : Hull City (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.herringthorpe791
2.rybel_b750
3.sixpence180
4.mos6050
5.mvmiller30
6.Millie Miller29
7.nogginthenog23
8.miller4life23
9.axholme23
10.sthelensmiller8