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Millers form pleases Micky

2 September 2013

Michael O'Connor speaks to

Combative midfielder Michael O'Connor paid tribute to his side following their impressive victory over Notts County on Saturday.

Speaking following their 1-0 win in Nottingham, O'Connor insists the scoreline flattered the hosts as Rotherham moved up to fifth following Kieran Agard's solitary strike.

"For the first 10/15 minutes they looked good but from then on, we dictated the game,” he enthused.

"Our energy levels were high and all over the pitch we were the better team.”

The Northern Ireland international believed Steve Evans' men drew strength from their eye-catching FA Cup victory last season as the Millers again took a liking to the Meadow Lane turf after dominating proceedings in front of a large travelling contingent.

"The fans were great again," he added.

"We came here last year and had a good performance in the cup but we knew we had to be at it again.

"We have played 4-4-2 a lot this year and it has worked well but we played 4-5-1 at times last season and it suited us again against Notts.”

O'Connor believes a feel-good factor continues to sweep the New York Stadium following their timely charge to promotion last term.

With the Millers yet to taste defeat in their League One campaign, the fans favourite refuses to rule out the prospect of another assault, this time on England's second tier.

"Take Aston Villa out of the equation and we're unbeaten for about 12 games so to keep the momentum going is important for us," he added.

"We are pleased to be fifth with two home games coming up and we have to get on a run because you look at where you are in the table after ten games and go from there.”

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