Redfearn sounds rallying cry

ROTHERHAM United manager Neil Redfearn says it is time for his players to stand up and be counted, starting in tomorrow's big Yorkshire derby against Leeds United.

Without a win in seven, the Millers go to Elland Road as rank outsiders and are desperate for points at the foot of the Championship.

An extra twist is provided by the fact that the match pitches both Redfearn and Steve Evans against their former clubs, just six months since the two occupied different dugouts at the same ground.

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“Myself and Steve Evans are both coming at this game from different angles,” he told the Advertiser. “He has won the last two and we are trying to get up and running.

“It's clear we need to get a foot in the door and get on a run and there's no better opportunity to try and do it.

“It's a big game, a game of real magnitude, but they're all big ones for us now.

“We have to battle and scrap, there's no other way to get out of it. It's a time to stand up and be counted and start fighting for points.”

It is hoped skipper Danny Collins will be fit and available from the head injury he picked up last time out against Ipswich.