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Midfielder Will Vaulks has issued a rallying cry to all those with a Rotherham United persuasion to bring the ‘fear factor’ back to the AESSEAL New York Stadium.
During Rotherham’s stay in the Championship, the club’s new home has often been a graveyard for the so-called bigger clubs with the likes of Middlesbrough and Leeds United leaving with their tails well and truly between their legs.
The Millers home form in the make-or-break stages of last season’s campaign was arguably the cornerstone of their survival bid but unfortunately this time around, the South Yorkshiremen have failed to replicate that form, with just one home win against Brentford to their name.
In the early part of the season, the Millers were undermined by their inability to see out games at home as they let a number of winning positions slip through their fingers against Wolves, Bristol City and Nottingham Forest.
Speaking to the club’s official website Vaulks insists it is imperative that his side make the AESSEAL New York Stadium a fortress once again if they are to have any chance of avoiding the drop this season.
“We need to make the stadium here as hard a place as possible,” Vaulks remarked.
“Opposition players used to come here and fear coming here but this season, we have not been good enough.
“We have to turn it around and make the AESSEAL New York Stadium a place where players hate going to. That is the aim for us over the next few weeks and months.”
Despite being sat at the foot of the table, Vaulks refutes the notion that his side will throw in the towel, by stressing the players will fight tooth and nail to preserve their Championship status.
“We’ve just got to remain positive,” Vaulks stressed.
“We’ve just got to keep going and not give up. We have to keep fighting as a team.
“We are working hard on the pitch and behind the scenes, but we just need that bit of luck.
“There is no talk of winning 10 games on the bounce, or anything, we need to win one and once we’ve done that, that’s a good base to go from."