Date: 26th August 2011 at 9:49am
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Rotherham United defender, Michael Raynes, who captained the Millers on Saturday against Barnet, says he was disappointed with his performance.

Speaking to David Beddows of The Advertiser, the twenty-three year old, who gave away a penalty in the two-all draw said, ‘It was a frustrating game and I was disappointed with my performance which I`d like to apologise for.

‘I`ll hold my hands up and say that it wasn`t a good day but we managed to nick a point, and, looking at the bigger picture, we`ve got ten points from four games. If someone had offered us that at the start of the season we`d have bitten their hands off.`

Michael, who joined the Millers from Scunthorpe at the beginning of the month says that if the squad can stay united then it should be a good year for the Millers. ‘I know what it takes to get out of this league,` he said, ‘and I can see a lot of signs that we are going in the right direction. In this division if you have a solid back four and a goal scorer then that`s half the battle.

‘There`s competition for places here which is a good thing but I certainly don`t want to be sub and I know Troy (Brown) and Cress don`t. It`s a long season and the days when you play in forty-six games don`t really happen any more. Football is changing and the demands on the body are very high so we will need every single one of us.`

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