Rotherham United - RUFC - Sharps is happy with his performance
UK time is: 22:22:23
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

RUFC - Sharps is happy with his performance

Rotherham United's Ian Sharps has told The Advertiser that he's settling into the role as skipper, for the second time with the Millers.

The ex Tranmere player was club captain last season with Pablo Mills being given the skippers armband and Sharps says, 'I was club captain last year and had more responsibility during the week. On matchdays I've always tried to help other lads out no matter how badly I've been playing.

'Part of my job is to tell others they aren't doing their job and they can turn round and say you're not having a good game either. But, I've been happy with my form this year.'

With Manager, Ronnie Moore, being less than complimentary about his defenders of late, he did praise Sharps against Burton last weekend. But the twenty-nine year old was quick to say, 'We defend as a team and conceded two goals of which I am partly responsible. We had four chances to clear the ball before their second goal and we didn't do that. It was a draw that felt like a defeat and now we need to put in a performance at Bradford.'

With the players going off last Saturday to the sound of boo's from the stands, Sharps said, 'I can assure the supporters we were more disappointed than anyone else and the dressing room was very quiet afterwards.'

Manager Moore knows Sharps from his days at Tranmere and was asked recently if he thought the captain wasn't vocal enough to which he replied, 'Modern footballers aren't as vocal as they used to be. Ian is six foot three and he's the leader because we don't have too many 'gobbies'. I would like to see someone with more authority but Ian does it with his performances.'

Personally, I think Ian Sharps is a good captain and I was surprised when Pablo was given the armband last season before Sharpsy.

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

The Journalist

Writer: Herringthorpe  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday December 11 2009

Time: 9:32AM


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Reserve Game Change (Wednesday November 25 2015)

RUFC - Ref Watch v Bristol City (Wednesday November 25 2015)

RUFC - Defender Has Ban Reduced (Tuesday November 24 2015)

RUFC - Camp To Leeds? (Tuesday November 24 2015)

RUFC - Fulham Tickets On Sale (Tuesday November 24 2015)

RUFC - Millers Looking For 'Keeper? (Tuesday November 24 2015)

RUFC - Toffolo Extends Loan (Monday November 23 2015)

Archived Rotherham United Articles

List All Vital Rotherham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. herringthorpe 730
2. rybel_b 717
3. sixpence 341
4. mos60 64
5. Millie Miller 30
6. mvmiller 25
7. axholme 15
8. nogginthenog 14
9. miller4life 12
10. zipadeedoodah 8

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Forest 17 4 5 8 -5 17
19. Bristol City 17 3 7 7 -9 16
20. Charlton 17 4 4 9 -11 16
21. Huddersfield 17 3 6 8 -9 15
22. MK Dons 17 4 3 10 -9 15
23. Rotherham 17 3 3 11 -15 12
24. Bolton 17 1 8 8 -13 11

Rotherham United  Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

LUFC Cardiff leading race to sign Leeds target
Leeds Utd : 25/11/2015 20:00:00
International Wanderers: Q-Z
Bolton : 25/11/2015 18:42:00
Villa's Steer Set To Return
Huddersfield : 25/11/2015 18:40:00
Derby Are Done - Clement
Derby County : 25/11/2015 18:04:00
Owls Boss Carlos Carvalhal - Forward Together!
Sheff Wed : 25/11/2015 18:00:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Which Of The Following Ex-Millers Would You Like To See Again In A Rotherham Shirt
Suggested By:  
Alfie 35%
Alan Lee 7%
Alex Revell 18%
Martin McIntosh 10%
Tony Towner 25%
Leo Fortune-West 5%