Rotherham United Manager Paul Warne told iFOLLOW that the team need to turn performances into points.
The Millers are without an away point this season with the Millers Boss saying that the last two games at Villa Park and away against Nottingham Forest were worth at least a point each.
Whatever we think about the performances of late it’s obviously points that matter and to get points you need to get the ball into the back of the net. As I said earlier in the week we’ve certainly had chances and possibly chances that, on another day in another time, would have gone in.
Of course some of that can include luck although I’m a firm believer that you make your own luck. I don’t think many goals are lucky. Yes, there are goals that come from mistakes, balls that hit an unfortunate opponent and go into the net but most goals, in my experience, come from good work.
And, I think, all of our players put in good work. And it’s such a shame and frustrating when they have got the ball into a position to cross it into the box and there’s nobody there. And, I feel, that’s because quite a lot of the time away from home our striker has had to help defend.
Two things I can see is that a) we should leave at least two quick players out when the opposition has set-pieces so if the ball comes out there is someone there to collect and run and/or b) the old (and probably tired) phrase of ‘let’s have two strikers on’ – one staying up front if the other has to go back and defend.
But, yes, I agree with Warney we do need to turn performances into points away from home.