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Paul predicts tough Priestfield test

4 April 2014

Assistant Manager looks to overcome 26 year record...

Paul Raynor expects another tough test when Rotherham United travel to the Priestfield tomorrow looking for their first win at the Kent club in 26 years.

Paul Haycock and Clive Mendonca were on the scoresheet the last time the Millers took all three points away at the Gills, and Raynor knows it won’t be easy for his side to extend their unbeaten run to 16 games tomorrow. 

“Peter’s gone in there and done very well,” Raynor told Millers Player. “He’s a vastly experienced manager; you don’t manage England if you don’t have experience and are qualified to do so. We’ll be up against it as it’s a tough place to go, just look at Rotherham’s record there. The crowd will get behind them, they’re a hard working team and as with all Peter’s teams they will be well organised. He’s brought a lot more belief since he went in, they’re not as direct as Martin’s side and very organised all around the pitch.”

Following a hard-working 2-1 victory over Bristol City, Rotherham United are still undefeated since the reverse on New Year’s Day and will be looking to complete a league double over the Gills and close the gap on second placed Brentford, who like league-leaders Wolves failed to take all three points at Priestfield.

“We’ll go there and if we can play how we have been playing with the quality we’ve got we’re confident of putting in a good performance and we’ll just see where it takes us. 

“Some teams have got particularly good home records, you can’t always put your finger on it but we’re in good form and as we say it’s all about what we do on the day and it’s shaping up to be a very entertaining game. 

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