Date: 10th February 2010 at 7:24pm
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Rotherham United Chairman, Tony Stewart wants to thank the fans for their vocal support during the two-nil win over Dagenham and Redbridge at Don Valley last night.

Speaking to the Official Site, Mr Stewart said, ‘I would like to go on record with my sincere thanks to the fans for their vocal support last night.

‘We know it has been frustrating of late and last night I thought, together, we all pulled rank and stood firm and that a positive message was transferred to the pitch.’

Speaking about the stadium, that the Millers have called ‘home’ for the last two years, Mr Stewart said, ‘The acoustics at Don Valley does make it that little bit more difficult to generate the type of atmosphere we’d ideally enjoy at home games but, as last night proved, it is not impossible.

‘I’m told that on the pitch you can just about hear everything so when we – and I include myself in that – vent our frustrations this transfers onto the pitch. But, when we collectively show our encouragement this does too and I think last night proved that.

‘We appreciate that Don Valley isn’t always the perfect arena for us to play our football in, but it was always going to be a temporary measure and the work on our new home is gathering pace day after day.

‘For the short time before we move into our new stadium it is important for us to stick together and get behind the team like we did last night.’