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READ | Wiles determined to build on recent form

21 November 2019

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Last weekend's hard-fought victory over Accrington Stanley lifted the Millers into the Sky Bet League One Play-Off places, but Ben Wiles wants to ensure that he and his teammates use that as motivation to build upon the current position.

The young midfielder has been a key part of Rotherham's recent success having cemented a place in the team following his breakthrough campaign in the second tier in 2018/19, but he insists there is more to come from himself and the rest of the squad.

"It was good to get the win at the weekend and it sets us up nicely for the trip to MK Dons, and if we can pick up three points when we're not performing at our best, how good are we going to be when we are?" Wiles enthused.

"The mood has been great around the place as it is every week because we don't beat ourselves up about losses too much. We obviously watch the video analysis and we go through things, but we always try to move on quickly.

"We'll be making it very difficult for teams because we're capable of doing that, but it's a new group of lads and we're still learning different things in training. We're gelling together well, but it's just important for us to get the wins and keep progressing."

Wiles has scored on two occasions this term, namely in the draw at home to Tranmere Rovers and during the emphatic demolition of Bolton Wanderers, but he turned provider to set up Carlton Morris' decisive header against Accrington last time out.

Getting results at the AESSEAL New York Stadium hasn't been a simple task for the Millers during the last few months, but the 20-year-old is keen to sustain the performances on opposition territory whilst improving fortunes in South Yorkshire. 

"We've not been great at home this season so we're determined to put a run together. The victories over Bolton and Coventry were brilliant, but to get another three points in front of our fans just helps lift the mood even more," Wiles told

"Now we've got an away game to look forward to and we've been very solid on the road so far, not letting teams get on top of us like they may do at home on occasions. Our mentality is strong and it's up to us to keep that form going.

"We're in the top six now and we're good enough to be in there, so we want to build on the position now because we've found some rhythm - hopefully we can maintain that at MK Dons." 

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