Date: 23rd October 2015 at 9:16am
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Rotherham United striker Matt Derbyshire says that the game tonight, for some, is ‘humongous’.

Speaking to The Advertiser, the twenty-nine year old said, ‘We know what it means to the supporters. And although we will be treating it like every other game, obviously there’s a bigger emphasis because it’s a local derby. So we’ve got to keep our nerve and go and try and win it.

‘We are going to give it everything we’ve got and hope it’s enough.’

Looking back at Tuesday’s draw with Reading Darbs said, ‘In the first half we didn’t come out of the traps as well as we would like. We had a couple of chances and their ‘keeper pulled off a couple of saves. It just wasn’t happening for us. But we came out all guns blazing in the second half and Danny Collins managed to sneak a goal in which was a great finish.

‘But it does feel like we lost. We thought we were the better team in the second half and the confidence in the dressing room is massive which can only be good for us going into tonight’s derby.

‘Neil Redfearn is putting confidence in the guys and letting them go and express themselves which can only lead to positive things. We are buying into that and based on the Reading game it seems like it’s working.’

This week Matt’s name has been linked with a move to join former Millers Boss Steve Evans at Leeds United but saying things like ‘Neil Redfearn is putting confidence into us’ doesn’t make me think he’ll want to be heading to West Yorkshire any time soon – though, as we know, football is a funny game.


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