Rotherham United - Fans’ View

Lee Rowbotham, 50, a Millers fan from Rotherham gives his half-term report

Rotherham United

Verdict: Five wins by mid-December says it all; it has been a struggle. Steve Evans left under a cloud after back-to-back victories and Neil Redfearn arrived as his replacement with a different mindset in regards to his footballing philosophy and the importance of youth. They are two very different characters. A 5-2 defeat at home to Ipswich saw a change in style under Redfearn, returning to a 4-4-2 formation with a reliance on good shape and keeping the football simple, but as effective as possible. A big points return is needed in the second half of the season in order for us to stay in the division.

Where this season has gone right/wrong: Both boxes. Conceded far too many soft goals and not scored the clear chances we have created.

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Best moment: Leeds 0 Rotherham 1 / Evans 0 Redfearn 1. A fantastic, battling and deserved away win.

Lowest moment: A 5-2 home defeat to Ipswich Town. You will struggle to find a worse first half.

Best and worst opposition teams: Derby County, they won at a canter. Bristol City, who we beat comprehensively, were the worst.

What needs to be done in the transfer window: Three or four additions at least, with the primary target areas having to be at centre half and up front.

Predicted finish: 21st.