Lee Camp talks to www.themillers.co.uk...
MILLERS ‘keeper Lee Camp believes his side “have to dust themselves” down following their narrow defeat at the hands of Blackburn Rovers on Friday night.
Despite a spirited performance from Neil Redfearn’s men, the Millers returned over the Pennines empty-handed as Luke Hyam’s unfortunate first-half own goal proved decisive in a tight contest at Ewood Park.
Either side of the winner, Hyam and Lee Frecklington had early efforts cleared off the home line before Jonson Clarke-Harris headed wide late on as Rotherham searched in vain for the equaliser.
Speaking exclusively to www.themillers.co.uk afterwards, Camp believes his side were unlucky not to claim a share of the spoils in East Lancashire.
“Goals change games and we don’t not seem to get our noses in front when we have the opportunity and we get caught with sucker punches here and there,” Camp insisted.
“I think it was a great reaction after the goal. In the second half, we dominated the play and towards the end, we had them on the ropes at times but we couldn’t find that little bit of magic or bit of creativity to get that goal.”
Rotherham fell behind when Craig Conway cut inside to fire a tantalising centre into the box and Hyam, in attempting to clear the danger, could only head the ball into the visitors net- with Camp a helpless bystander.
With the goal proving crucial in the end, the ex-Derby stopper admitted it was a disappointing goal for his side to concede, at a stage of the game when they looked relatively comfortable defensively.
“It was disappointing for us to concede from a second phase set play,” Camp added.
“It’s something we work hard on and pride ourselves on defending. We knew about their threat. They have got good delivery from both sides and players, who attack the ball so it’s disappointing to concede the way we did.”
Despite the Millers missing the opportunity to escape the Championship drop zone, Camp believes his side must quickly turn their attentions to tomorrow night’s trip to local rivals Huddersfield Town, as they seek a reversal in fortunes.
“We are where we are and we need to win games, simple as that,” Camp added philosophically.
“It’s another game gone and another disappointment but we have to dust ourselves down for Tuesday as we face another good, organised team in Huddersfield, who will give us a good test.”