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RUFC - Moore pleased with another clean sheet

RUFC - Moore pleased with another clean sheet

Rotherham United Manager, Ronnie Moore said it`s nice that their play-off place has been confirmed and he thinks that they have a good chance.

Speaking to MillersPlayer after the nil-nil draw with Crewe this afternoon at Don Valley, Moore said, 'We`ve had four clean sheets, which is what we asked for, but we really have to put the ball into the back of the net.

'I don`t think we created enough today to win the game and we need to start scoring, sharpish. We`ve got crucial games coming up now and it`s important that we start to get crosses in the box and score.

'I thought the tempo was OK for fifteen minutes but I don`t like to see our 'keeper having to make too many saves at home and, I think, he`s had to make too many today.

'The pleasing thing for me is that we are stopping goals going in. We had a little bit of luck today but I don`t think either side deserved to win the game. But we looked solid and Crewe are a lively side and their front lads were always a constant threat.

'We need to be creating chances for Alfie.`Moore said, talking about top scorer Adam Le Fondre who has only scored two goals in eleven games and both from the penalty spot. 'He`s only got the two pens but he`s still got to have the gall to get up there and score them. Today, he`s taken chances when he shouldn`t, when it was easier to clip one on the back post for Drewe (Broughton) to probably stick it in the back of the net. But it happens.

'I mean, we might not be creating chances but we`re in the play-offs and we`ve got to be happy with that and the other part will come. In training, nobody does anymore crossing, passing and shooting than we do but we`ve got to bring it into the matches. And we`ve got to make sure our set plays are good because set plays can win you the game. Some of the balls that`s gone in today has astounded me why nobody has got on the end of them. We will be making sure that we practice set plays because we need to be getting on the end of some of the quality balls going in.

'But, to be fair, they`ve been magnificent and I won`t be slagging anyone off. We went through a sticky patch but I`ve got nothing but praise for them and there would be a lot of teams who'd like to be where we are.'

Talking about his substitution, Abdulai Bell-Baggie for Josh Walker and Drewe Broughton for Marcus Marshall, the manager said, 'It was to give us a spark that we didn`t have. I thought Abs coming on might give us that bit of width and get people running at people. But, really, when the pitch was as heavy as it got its difficult when you`re a tricky winger running with balls. And I put Drewe up there to see if we could get a knock down or a flick and he`s probably had the best chance of the game.'

Speaking about the appalling weather during the second half, Moore said, 'The pitch got a little bit heavy at times and you`re thinking 'oh, don`t call this off` and to be fair we were glad to get through it.`

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Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Saturday May 1 2010
Time: 7:51PM

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