THE BIG MATCH: 'We must fight' says Millers chief

KENNY Jackett is looking for more fight from his players in today's TV test against Leeds United.

KENNY Jackett wants more fight from his players in today's TV test against Leeds United.

The Rotheham United chief was disappointed with the response from his side after they slipped 2-0 behind at Derby last weekend.

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And as the Millers look to end a wretched run of 13 games without a win, he wants to see more of the competitive edge showed in his second match in charge, the draw at Ipswich.

Jackett told the Advertiser: "There has been good spells, such as the half-decent start against Derby, but then the two goals changed the complexion of the game and after that we didn't fight enough, that's a fact. We have to be able address the amount of goals we're giving away and make sure we work hard enough.

"We conceded early at Ipswich and came fighting back quickly, so it shows we can do it."

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And Millers boss Jackett will come up against a familiar face in the away dugout today.

Jackett signed current Leeds United boss Garry Monk when in charge of Swansea City back in 2004.


Monk was made captain and turned out 226 times with the Welsh outfit, many of those while wearing the captain's armband.

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He went on to manage the Swans in the Premier League before replacing former Millers manager Steve Evans in the Elland Road hotseat in the summer.

"I signed him (Monk) at Swansea," Jackett said.

"He's done very well in his mangerial career to date, both at Swansea and Leeds.

"The signs are he's built a good team at Leeds in a short space of time, their league position and results show a strong squad."