Assistant manager left devastated at result...
Paul Raynor was left devastated after seeing the Millers suffer a 3-0 defeat at home to Southend United this afternoon.
The Millers, who were level at half-time had shown some promise in the first half, but two goals from Britt Assombalonga and a close-range header by David Martin sealed all three points for the travelling Shrimpers.
“To say I’m disappointed is the biggest understatement I’ll ever come out with. There’s no positives in that. In many games when you get beaten you can find some positives, but there were none whatsoever today. We were lacklustre, there were people hiding, people not working hard enough and not sticking to the game plan we’d worked on in training.”
Raynor took charge of the side as manager Steve Evans sat out the final game of his six game suspension, and the Millers boss was on the phone to his long-time assistant at full-time.
“He was damning in his assessment as well and rightfully so. We don’t stand for performances like that because there’s one thing our teams have always played with and that’s heart, that’s passion and we’ve not always had the technically best teams but they’ve always worked hard. I can’t say that those players who put a Rotherham shirt on today have done that.”
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