Boss Matt Taylor's view on Rotherham United supporters who let their feelings be known following defeat at Millwall

MANAGER Matt Taylor has sympathised with the band of Rotherham United fans who voiced their frustration at the end of last night's 3-0 loss at Millwall, describing their efforts in supporting the club as "immense".
Rotherham United fans at Millwall last night. Picture: Jim BrailsfordRotherham United fans at Millwall last night. Picture: Jim Brailsford
Rotherham United fans at Millwall last night. Picture: Jim Brailsford

The Millers tamely went down 3-0 in south-east London to suffer their fourth defeat in their opening four Championship away fixtures, to the displeasure of around 250 followers who made the 328-mile round trip to the New Den.

Some of them vented their displeasure when players went to acknowledge them at the final whistle of a scoreline that left Taylor's men just above the drop zone in 21st place.

"I can understand it," the boss said. "We don't like it but we understand it. The fans have travelled and paid their hard-earned cash.

"The loyalty of those who have come here tonight is immense; absolutely incredible. That was discussed before the game."

Rotherham have been hit by injuries since the start of the campaign and were without seven potential first-teamers in Cafu, Cohen Bramall, Lee Peltier, Grant Hall, Sean Morrison, Jamie Lindsay and Shane Ferguson.

Just Bramall is thought to have a chance of being ready for Saturday's home clash with leaders Preston North End.

The result came five days after a disappointing 2-0 reverse in the Yorkshire derby at Huddersfield Town where he was the only one of the seven able to feature.

"This is what I've got at the moment," said Taylor. "I've put this group together. I wish I had more of the 'glue' players, as I call them - the Grant Halls and Lee Peltiers and Jamie Lindsays - available.

"They hold the team together in difficult moments. When you go away to Millwall or Huddersfield, you need those types. But if they're not available, it's down to myself and who is available to stand up and be counted."