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Encouraging signs for Richie

30 December 2014

Richie Smallwood recently spoke to Millers Matchday...

MIDFIELDER Richie Smallwood has made a rallying cry to his Rotherham United side "to stick together" as they look to pull themselves up the Championship table.

Speaking exclusively to Millers Matchday recently, Smallwood is insistent that his side have failed to pick up the points tally which their level of performances have merited after a string of encouraging displays recently.

"The improvement in the performances is very clear recently and we are just needing a little luck at the moment," he said.

"I feel with the way we have been playing we deserve to have a few more victories on the board, but we can take confidence from playing well."

Steve Evans' men have largely made themselves more difficult to beat with Smallwood forming a defensive shield in-front of the Millers' rearguard with Republic of Ireland international Paul Green and latterly Lee Frecklington.

Smallwood has been a regular in the starting 11 and is delighted at being involved at first team level after being on the periphery at previous club Middlesbrough.

"I came to Rotherham to get regular games at this level," he admitted.

"I know I have to be at the top of my game and do the business on the pitch to keep my place in the side but I feel I'm doing that at the minute and long may it continue. 

"It's a tough league and we were under no illusions how hard it would be as a lot of games are decided by fine margins or that little bit of quality."

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