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RUFC - Scott 'defence looking more solid'‏

Rotherham United Manager, Andy Scott thinks his team got frustrated in the first half against Bristol Rovers last week.

Speaking to MillersPlayer, Scott said, 'I think we got frustrated with the fact that we weren't breaking them down and then we started doing things that we weren't used to doing. And we've got to learn the lesson that we've got to keep doing what we do well and if we do that then things will turn for us.

'We dominated the second half and got more crosses in, had more chances and we should have scored. We obviously got hit by the sucker-punch but we've got to realise that even when things aren't going for us, if we keep a clean sheet and get a point out of it then we can be disappointed with only a point but we can look forward to the next one. We've got to keep ticking the points tally over and sometimes things won't go for you.

'We've been more solid in the last few games and in the last four or five games we created more chances than we have done all season and it's just a matter now of hitting the back of the net and scoring the goals we were at the beginning of the season while making sure we keep clean sheets.

'We've defended pretty well recently but that's their jobs. They've taken everything on board and fitted in well but it's just all got to click together. It's been a very stop-start season in that respect and we've not clicked as a team. And it's been a bit frustrating that we've not been scoring the goals and keeping the clean sheets at the same time but certainly, the last ten or twelve games, defensively, we've been a lot more solid and we look like we're getting there with that side of things.'

Asked how Richard Naylor has settled in, Scott said, 'He's not only improved us as a team but he's given a lift to all the others players around the dressing room. They look at him as an example of how to conduct yourself and what you need to do to be successful and he's been a big plus for us.

'Johnny Mullins has done very well too. I think people underestimated the extent of the injury he had last year. To come back when he did he was put straight into the side probably before he should have played and did very well. He had a little bit of a break and then came back into the side and has been fantastic.

'It's all about the consistency we haven't had because of injuries but it shows, when you get that consistent side and a side who understand how they play together then it works which we are looking for between now and the end of the season. And also for next season we are looking to make sure we can keep a side that plays regularly together which, looking at the sides at the top of the league, is what they've had.'



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Date:Thursday March 1 2012

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