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READ | We know we need to put points on the board - Ladapo

19 April 2021

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Freddie Ladapo has earned himself quite the reputation for popping up with a big goal when needed.

Of course, we’ve all seen the late winner at Hillsborough, but even recently, the striker was at the double to turn the game against Queens Park Rangers on it’s head and fire the Millers towards a much needed victory.

Heading into the final six fixtures of the season, Ladapo has reaffirmed his desire to help the team beat the drop this season and hopes to add more goals to his tally, but stressed winning games is the sole focus for himself and the rest of the squad.

“We have to win games, that is the main thing on our minds, to win at all costs," Ladapo told

"It doesn’t matter to me how they come, I would love to score goals until the end of the season to keep us up, but it doesn’t matter where it comes from at this stage, our main focus is on getting results.

“Obviously it is a results business, but another thing we look for in these games is the performance, and I thought the performance in the Birmingham game was much improved from the Coventry one."

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“We wanted to put in a better display than we did on Thursday and on Sunday I thought we did well. We defended well as a team, our shape was good and the way we moved the ball around was a lot better.

“I have a lot of belief that if we perform well, the results will come and hopefully that will start on Wednesday.”

The Millers go into Wednesday’s game against Middlesbrough following a run of four games in eight days.

Ladapo admits that it has been an exhausting week and that the team will be glad to spend some time on training pitch, prior to the visit of Neil Warnock’s side.

Rotherham put in one of their best displays on the season against Boro back in January, coming away from the Riverside with a 3-0 victory, but Ladapo says the team will take nothing for granted when the two sides meet at AESSEAL New York Stadium.

“It was an exhausting week, we put everything into it and we’re disappointed we didn’t get as many points as we’d have liked.

“We’re all looking forward to getting some time on the training pitch to work on some things and hopefully look to put them into practice.

“It was a brilliant performance to come away from Middelsbrough with a 3-0 win away from home in January. It was a good, resolute display, we kept a clean sheet and did the business at the other end.

“We can’t worry about the opposition, we have to focus on ourselves. In the Championship, you have a lot of good teams and they all come with their different qualities and strengths, we just need to find a way to get the points and climb up the table.”

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