Caolan Lavery salutes Rotherham United's winning mentality

By David Beddows | 01/03/2018

Caolan Lavery salutes Rotherham United's winning mentality

CAOLAN Lavery says the strong winning mentality etched right through the Rotherham United squad stands them in good stead for this weekend's trip to Gillingham FC.

The 25-year-old experienced a similar thing last season when he was part of a Sheffield United team that swept to promotion from League One.

They were a team who often got the job done on their good days and even when they had an off day, they'd find a way to win.

It's a trait Paul Warne's Rotherham United have had in recent months and was in evidence again last Saturday when they came on strong late on to beat Doncaster Rovers.

As a relative latecomer to the party, loan man Coalan Lavery likes what he sees.

"This is a really good environment, I've enjoyed it right from the first day," he added. "I've said it before, it feels like it did last year at Sheffield United just in the togetherness and the way the boys all work for each other.

"What happened against Doncaster Rovers shows the heart and determination we all have together. When you don't think you're going to win, you find a way. Maybe from start to finish we didn't deserve to win that match but we came out on top."

Rotherham United will be chasing an eighth straight win at the expense of Gillingham FC tomorrow, weather permitting.

Added Caolon Lavery: "They might have been on a good run but we're on an even better run

"We'll respect them but go there and try and win."

There's more from Caolan Lavery in Friday's Advertiser, plus a full preview of the game.