Tonge willing to adapt

DALE Tonge says he wants to get to grips with his new left-back role and make a success of it.

Whether the long-serving right-back gets the chance is open to question, with defensive changes possible after the midweek reverse to Rochdale.

But Tonge, who has played the last two games on the left on his return from a long-term Achilles injury, is willing to adjust to stay in the team.

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He said: "Although I'm still at full-back, everything literally is opposite so I'm going to take some time to get used to it.

"Obviously I'd like to play a few more games and just bed down that position and get to know the ins and outs because everything is different; body positions, the lot."

By his own admission, Rotherham struggled on Tuesday night and a new back four which won praise on Saturday for a clean sheet against Torquay three days earlier didn't look so assured.

Added Tonge: "As a team we had a little spell in the second half when we were on top but I thought we were second best, to be honest.

"It's a team game and we just have to dust ourselves down now and get ready for Barnet tomorrow."