Rotherham United defender Angus MacDonald stressed he and his teammates need to dig deep ahead of their South Yorkshire clash with Sheffield Wednesday on Wednesday.
The Millers have been on the wrong end of some tight games heading into the trip to Hillsborough, and while MacDonald has highlighted that the team have had some bad fortune along the road, he insisted that they need to start making their chances count.
“If you look at the last five games, we’ve played some good teams and we’ve always been in the games and had chances, we just need to put them away," MacDonald told www.themillers.co.uk.
“We just need that little bit of luck to go our way, I believe it will change. We’ve got 15 cup finals left and we need to go again against Sheffield Wednesday.
“Any game against a South Yorkshire rival is a big game, not just for us but the fans as well, all that aside, we go into that game needing three points.
“We’ve got 15 cup finals, it has been a tough season and the lads have been excellent. There’s still plenty of games to play, plenty of goals to be scored and plenty of points to be picked up.”
The Millers were dealt another cruel blow against Reading at the weekend, when defender Clark Robertson went off with an injury in the 17th minute.
With fellow centre-halves Richard Wood and Michael Ihiekwe already missing through injury and suspension, and Wes Harding already filling in a back three, Paul Warne was forced to alter his system.
The Royals capitalised on this and scored the only goal of the game in the first half through Michael Morrison, which saw the home side condemned to defeat despite creating opportunities to get back into the game.
“It was hugely frustrating, we had our chances and on another day one of them goes in the back of the net. I thought we were unlucky, but we have to stick together,” MacDonald added.
“When the luck is not on your side you’ve got to dig deep and I think the lads doing that, we’ve got a big game now on Wednesday to put this right."
“We created loads of chances against Reading, but only a couple of them tested the keeper. We know that is something we need to work on and hopefully put it into practice.”