Vital Football

Latest Rotherham United News

RUFC - Scott after last nights game

RUFC - Scott after last nights game

Rotherham United Manager, Andy Scott said that he thought it was a good test for his side last night against Scunthorpe at Don Valley.

After the two-nil loss, Scott spoke to MillersPlayer saying, 'Scunthorpe are a good passing side who have just come down from the Championship. We played a bit of a different formation and, in fairness, we were going to change it halfway through the first half, but I thought it would be a good test for the lads on the pitch to see if they could work out for themselves how to cope with it. And, it made the point clearer in the second half when we did change it because we were much the better side. Our back four went higher up the pitch, we got closer to the ball and had more energy. It was a good workout.

'We`re looking at different areas that we can play and I didn`t feel we effected the game in the wide areas and didn`t keep the ball well enough in midfield and weren`t playing forward enough. But, after changing it around a little bit for the second half, I thought we were a real threat. It`s something we`d looked at in training but until you play against a decent side you don`t know how effective it is. And it shows that we also have options.

'I thought that both Danny (Schofield) and Ben (Pringle) were playing too deep in the first half and playing too many sideways balls too close to each other. They`ve both got plenty of energy and knowing that Jaybo (Jason Taylor) is protecting them behind, when we changed it they were able to get forward.

'We do need to be more tenacious in the tackle in the midfield area and we`ve still got to work on that a little bit. The runs up front were excellent and I was much happier with the second half and it was a good lesson to learn.`

Talking about the fitness of the squad, Scott said, 'The fitness is excellent. Even against Sheffield Wednesday we saw that the last ten or fifteen minutes we were still strong and powerful. Tonight we went forward in waves every time the ball got cleared we won it back and went again, so fitness wise we were excellent, given the fact that for the first forty-five minutes we were chasing after it for long periods.`


Join The Vital Debate

Don`t forget, you can also catch Vital Rotherham on Facebook and Twitter!

Vital Rotherham on: facebook

Vital Rotherham on: twitter



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

Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Thursday July 28 2011
Time: 9:17AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Adams Turns Professional

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - The Fans Are With You Warney

In Warne we trust

RUFC - Reserve Games Changes

Millers travel to Hartlepool tomorrow in change to original fixture

Stats: Newcastle United v Rotherham United

All the stats from Newcastle United (4) vs (0) Rotherham United, St James' Park, 23 January 2016 3.00pm Att: 52,208

RUFC - View From The Opposition - Newcastle United

Rafa Benitez's thoughts after Saturday's game

Archived Vital Rotherham Articles

Vital Rotherham articles from

Site Journalists

Herringthorpe
Editor email
Profile
baldtobeamiller
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How Many Players Will We Bring In During The January Window
Suggested By:
One26%
Two30%
Three35%
Four2%
Five or more7%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 27 19 1 7 58 33
2 Brighton 26 17 6 3 57 24
3 Huddersfield 27 15 4 8 49 2
4 Leeds Utd 27 15 3 9 48 10
5 Reading 26 14 4 8 46 2
6 Sheff Wed 27 13 6 8 45 5
7 Derby County 27 12 7 8 43 6
8 Barnsley 27 12 5 10 41 5
9 Fulham 26 10 10 6 40 13
10 Norwich 27 12 4 11 40 5
11 Preston 27 11 7 9 40 3
12 Birmingham 27 9 10 8 37 -5
13 Aston Villa 27 8 12 7 36 1
14 Ipswich 27 9 7 11 34 -5
15 Brentford 27 9 6 12 33 -1
16 Cardiff 26 9 6 11 33 -9
17 Q.P.R. 27 9 6 12 33 -11
18 Wolves 27 8 8 11 32 -3
19 Forest 27 8 6 13 30 -7
20 Bristol City 27 8 3 16 27 -4
21 Wigan 27 6 7 14 25 -8
22 Burton 27 6 7 14 25 -11
23 Blackburn 27 6 7 14 25 -12
24 Rotherham 27 4 4 19 16 -33
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Rotherham United  Results (view all)

Rotherham United  Fixtures (view all)

Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Nottingham Forest (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Bristol City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Huddersfield Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 18 2017 3:00PM : Cardiff City (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.herringthorpe337
2.sixpence218
3.mos6061
4.Millie Miller18
5.mvmiller17
6.axholme17
7.miller4life14
8.nogginthenog14
9.Marky7912
10.swanleygill6
Vital Football Comment