Vital Football

Latest Rotherham United News

RUFC - Patterson looks at positives in defeat

RUFC - Patterson looks at positives in defeat

Rotherham United Assistant Manager, Darren Patterson must have been disappointed with the Reserves yesterday, losing three-nil to Middlesbrough at Roundwood, but he says he is looking at the positives from the defeat.

Speaking to MillersPlayer, Darren said, 'The only negative today was conceding the goals which were daft at best.

'I thought the first half was quite open and that we were very good against a good side and you have to credit Middlesbrough because, with and without the ball, they were at it. They've got some good players and got some very good youngsters coming through. I thought, after the first ten or fifteen minutes, without the ball our decision making was very good regarding when to press and when not to and when to let them have the ball and when to go hunting for it and I thought we did that very, very well and, if anything, had the better chances.

'The goal just before half-time is a give away and it changed the game a little bit. I thought the second half the lads stuck at it. The second goal was our mistake, we've given it away quite cheaply but you can't knock the finish because it was an outstanding goal and you could have had three goalkeepers in there and they wouldn't have saved it.

'And then we conceded a third one from a very similar position as the first. I thought, for the last ten minutes, the boys heads dropped a little bit which is understandable because they were being given a little bit of a run around then.

'But for the effort, you can't complain and I thought the lads kept going and there were positives there. There was ninety minutes for Raynesy (Michael Raynes) and Troy (Brown) and the senior pro's and a great learning experience for the younger ones.'

Join The Vital Debate

Vital Rotherham on: facebook

Vital Rotherham on: twitter



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

Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Tuesday December 6 2011
Time: 8:59AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Stubbs Decision To Let Striker Leave

Millers Boss looking forward to Polish tour

RUFC - Douglas Not Buying Into 'B Team' Proposal

Rotherham's COO thinks idea of Premier League 'B' Teams in Football League 'an insult'

RUFC - Stubbs Wants Players In - Not Players Leaving

Millers Boss not entertaining offers for Camp

RUFC - 'Don't Panic, Don't Panic'

Club say no panic over lack of signings

Archived Vital Rotherham Articles

Vital Rotherham articles from

Site Journalists

Herringthorpe
Editor email
Profile
baldtobeamiller
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Euro 16 - Which of the 'home' teams will go the furthest
Suggested By:
England57%
Ireland11%
Wales32%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Rotherham United  Results (view all)

Rotherham United  Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.herringthorpe290
2.sixpence169
3.Tony Kidding18
4.mos6011
5.mvmiller6
6.mellowmiller3
7.axholme3
8.michael larkin2
9.zipadeedoodah1