Millers slump unacceptable says Ellison

MIDFIELDER Kevin Ellison says Rotherham United's slump is unacceptable—and that they must start to put it right against Northampton Town at Don Valley tomorrow.

Ronnie Moore's ailing side slipped to a fourth successive defeat at form team Morecambe on Saturday as they were undone by two goals in two minutes in the second half from Phil Jevons and Simon Hackney.

Kind results elsewhere meant Rotherham still sit fifth in League Two but tomorrow's game pits them against another side with promotion aspirations. Defeat could see the Millers slip out of the play-off frame altogether.

Ellison, who was a second-half sub at Morecambe, said: "There were a few words said in the dressing room afterwards which obviously I can't put in the press.

"We have a massive game now at home to Northampton, who are another team who are doing well. We have to win the game.

"It's tight at the top, especially with the loss at the weekend. Morecambe are only a point behind us now but I've looked at their fixtures and they have Bradford away tomorrow and Notts County away next weekend and they still have to play Dagenham, whereas we've only got to play Northampton out of the top seven.

"Nevertheless, we have to win that and the other games. It's in our hands. We've lost seven out of the last ten and that's no acceptable.

"You have to roll your sleeves up and dig in and get results."

Moore himself branded Saturday's performance "spineless" and is sure to make changes for the visit of the Cobblers.