Crunch time ahead, says Ronnie

MANAGER Ronnie Moore insists that the Easter period could make or break Rotherham United's season.

Two points off the the third and final automatic promotion place in League Two, the Millers host Port Vale tomorrow and then visit Aldershot on Monday knowing that they can afford few more slip-ups if they are to finish in the top three.

Moore says he would be satisfied by four points from the next two games as the Millers attempt to ramp up the pressure on nearest rivals Bournemouth, who take on Bradford and champions elect Rochdale over Easter.

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Moore said: "Two games in three days can make or break you. People say it is only two games, but if you lose both you can find yourself playing catch-up and if you win both then you can be in the driving seat going in the last half-a-dozen games.

"Whether you're playing Darlington or Notts County, there's a lot at stake and we need to be ready.

"Port Vale still have a chance of making the play-offs and Micky Adams will have them pumped up for this one. They've lost only two of their last 14 away from home and any team that wins 5-0 at Chesterfield has got to be decent.

"And if people think Bournemouth's match at Rochdale is a tough one, Aldershot isn't going to be easy either."