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Raynor's disappointment

12 October 2013

Assistant Manager unhappy with performance...

Rotherham United’s Assistant Manager Paul Raynor said that the players let themselves down today as they were beaten 4-0 at home to Swindon Town; the Millers’ biggest defeat at New York Stadium.

After an encouraging start, the Millers went behind through Alex Pritchard’s free-kick midway through the first period and whilst attempting to get back into the game conceded a further three.

"Football is about ifs and buts but barring the first 20 minutes we were poor. You take a pat on the back when they come, of which we’ve had a few of but for 60 minutes it was well below the standards we aspire to, and the players let themselves down today. When we make subs, they usually affect the game as you tweak things but they didn’t come off today and we need to apologise to the fans because they stuck with us all afternoon."

Pablo Mills rattled the crossbar and Alex Revell went close early in the game, but the magnificent set-piece from the diminutive Pritchard was the changing factor said Raynor.

“I didn’t see that coming at all, we were confident going into the game and it’s a real kick in the teeth. We were on the front foot but the free-kick knocked the stuffing out of us and we weren’t in the game after that,” Raynor added. “I don’t know why it happens but it seemed to and it’s a real mountain to climb after the second goal. They (Swindon) are capable of playing that kind of football but it’s very disappointing to concede how we did.” 

A full interview with Paul Raynor is available on Millers Player


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