Kari Arnason talks to www.themillers.co.uk...Kari Arnason is delighted to be back in contention for tomorrow’s game with Exeter at New York Stadium, and admits there is very little margin for error in the remaining eight games of the season.
The Iceland international has completed his two-match suspension after being sent off in the home defeat to Dagenham last month, sitting out of the 2-2 draw at Wycombe and last week’s 3-0 reverse at Cheltenham.
“I’m definitely pleased to be back in the fold. I’m here to play games,” said Arnason, who says there is little margin for error in the season’s eight remaining fixtures.
“We need to pull some wins together and string together some results,” he added.
“It’s obvious we’re not allowed to lose a lot of points. We’ve got eight games left and we can maybe afford one or two draws, but that’s about it.”
The Millers are five points off the automatic promotion places with a game in hand. However, there are six teams fighting for the two remaining automatic promotion spots, assuming leaders Gillingham do not significantly falter between now and the end of the season.
Arnason was in attendance at Adams Park for the first of his banned games against Wycombe: “Wycombe was cold and it was a hard pitch so the boys did all right to get an away draw but obviously the Cheltenham result wasn’t great, so hopefully we can improve on that tomorrow.”
Arnason acknowledges the clash with Paul Tisdale’s men will be difficult. The Grecians have picked up nine more points away from home than they have at home this season and lie fifth in League Two, although the Millers can leapfrog them with a win on Saturday.
Arnason’s return is a welcome boost for manager Steve Evans and the Icleander has the utmost faith in the quality Millers squad:
“We’ve got some tough teams left to play and it’s going to be a hard game [against Exeter]. But like I’ve said this season, it’s up to us. We have the best team in this league, I still believe that, and if we play up to our standards, we can beat any team in this league.”