Frazer Richardson speaks to www.themillers.co.uk...Rotherham United defender Frazer Richardson insists that tomorrow’s Sky Bet Championship showdown with Brentford at AESSEAL New York Stadium is a ‘must win’ game.
The Rotherham native has established himself in the Millers’ defence in recent weeks and is keen to register maximum points from his side’s South Yorkshire meeting with the Bees on Saturday.
“The lads go into every game wanting three points but it’s another one we’ll wholeheatedly be looking to win,” Richardson told www.themillers.co.uk.
“We’re looking quite solid on the whole and hopefully we can continue that against Brentford.
The Wickersley-born operator has called upon his fellow townsmen to help turn the Millers’ home into a stronghold, with Neil Warnock’s side in action in Rotherham in three of their next four league outings.
“There’s not too many games left now and it’s important we make the AESSEAL New York Stadium a bit of a fortress from now until the end of the season. Saturday is the first game we can do that,” Richardson continued.
“Our form has been pretty good at home and we have looked strong. We want to continue that tomorrow and it’s a game that we need to take all three points from.”
The Millers slipped to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Reading on Tuesday night but defender Richardson was pleased with the team’s performance and says the outcome could have been very different on another day at the Madejski Stadium.
“We worked hard and we played well and we nullified them for large parts of the game. Obviously we’re conceding too many goals at the minute but hopefully we can put that right,” he added.
“In the first half we started really well and it’ll be important we do that again on Saturday.
“We could have had a penalty and their ‘keeper has made a really good save and we could have gone in at half time 2-0 up and it would have been a totally different story then.”
The former Southampton and Leeds United defender boasts a wealth of second tier experience and explained it would be important that the more accomplished members of the Rotherham United squad can utilise their knowledge from now until the end of the season.
“There are a few players at the minute who are vastly experienced at this level and hopefully that will stand us in good stead from now until the final game.
“At the end of the day though, it’s going to be about working hard and doing our jobs to try and get the three points every week."