Players are behind me, declares Millers' boss

By | 11/02/2010 0 comments

Players are behind me, declares Millers' boss

MILLERS boss Ronnie Moore has rubbished claims he doesn't have the support of his players—and urged his critics to stop sniping and get behind the team.

There have been suggestions that Moore, in charge for only four months, has "lost the dressing room" as he tries to lead Rotherham back into the automatic promotion positions in League Two.

A section of the travelling supporters called for the manager's head during last week's embarrassing defeat at Darlington, before the players hit back with a sound beating of Dagenham in midweek.

Win, lose or draw, Moore insists his has a good working relationship with his squad.
He said: "I have never lost a dressing room and it is ridiculous to suggest that's the case here. I have not had an argument with one single player.

"The thing with me is, I'm not dictatorial. It's a two-way thing and I allow the players to have their say. If they think they're training too hard or they've a gripe about something, I'm open-minded and I'll take it on board.

"Let's face it, if I get Christmas and birthday cards off the players then I'm doing something wrong.

"I expect the players to come in and put a shift in and they know where they stand.
"There is nothing wrong with the dressing room and you saw the togetherness in abundance on Tuesday night."

Moore is now demanding that his side to carry Tuesday's performance into tomorrow's trip to Lincoln City, who are struggling at the wrong end of the table.
"As far as I'm concerned, our season started on Tuesday," he said.

"We've set the standard and if we show the same commitment and tempo, we will win more than we lose."


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