Alan Stubbs talks to www.themillers.co.uk...
Rotherham United manager Alan Stubbs admitted his side showed both good and bad points following the 2-1 defeat to Scunthorpe United.
The Millers concluded their pre-season friendlies with a competitive workout at Glanford Park, but goals from Kevin van Veen and former Miller Josh Morris either side of a Richard Wood strike ensured victory for the hosts.
After the game Stubbs revealed that he was pleased with some aspects of the first half, but was disappointed with his side's reaction after the interval.
"In the first half there was some decent stuff at times," he told www.themillers.co.uk
"We didn't come out for the second half. We let them dictate the play, dictate the tempo, they got balls in behind us too easily. We gave away two sloppy goals which should have been defended better. We will be working with the players from now until the start of the season to get them ready for that big game.
"Tonight, I was comfortable in the first half with some of the work we did, second half we didn't get close to them.
"We said that there was a lot of work to be done, on and off the pitch. I have said all along that we are working as hard as we can to bring the right type of players in. "
Stubbs was pleased to see new signing Will Vaulks in action for the first time, and the midfielder put in an encouraging display following his recent move from Falkirk.
"I thought that there were some good signs from his performance," Stubbs commented.
"I thought in the first half especially, he looked to get on the ball, he looked to play some great balls in behind, he can be pleased with his performance."