We'll have to battle for every point: Jackett

ROTHERHAM United boss Kenny Jackett insists his players are in no mood to chuck in the towel on their Championship relegation fight, saying: “They're not feeling sorry for themselves.”

Six points adrift at the bottom with only one win from 16, many have written the Millers off even though there are still 30 games left to play.

They go to improving Derby County tomorrow as rank outsiders and on the back of a wretched run of eight defeats from nine.

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It's arguably the biggest challenge the experienced Jackett has faced in his managerial career but he believes the corner can be turned.

“This division isn't easy,” he said. “Every point is going to have to be fought for but the players are in good spirits. They've been bright in training this week, they haven't been feeling sorry for themselves and they're determined to put in a performance that can lead to points and pull themselves out of trouble.

“Everybody wants to be top end of the division they are in and Rotherham is no different.

“Is there a place for Rotherham in the Championship? Yes. The place was hard earned and it's going to be hard earned to keep it but that's the way it is.”

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Jackett is set to welcome back skipper Lee Frecklington and midfield man Tom Adeyemi to the fray tomorrow while new striker Peter Odemwingie is in contention for a first start.


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