Good example for Millers as they look to kick on

'Cleared hurdle:' Andy Scott
'Cleared hurdle:' Andy Scott
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THE time is right for Rotherham United to kick on and start putting together a decent run if they are to make a lasting impression on the League Two promotion race.

Should anyone of a Millers persuasion need convincing all is by no means lost - and it certainly isn’t at this stage - then manager Andy Scott might be in a position to offer a personal example.

Three years ago, at the same stage, the Brentford side he managed were one win and four points better off than this current Rotherham one.

By the end of that 2008/09 season, Scott’s Brentford were celebrating not only promotion but also the League Two title.

“I recall we had a pretty tough December but picked up three wins and a draw out of four,” he said. “In fact, one of those wins was against Bradford City.”

They provide the Millers’ opposition tomorrow at Valley Parade and Scott knows that they need to get some momentum going now.

“We have worked hard in training throughout and we’ve not done anything differently lately - and if we were changing it then it says you were doing it wrong in the first place,” said Scott.

“People talk about turning corners. Well, there wasn’t a corner there, the road is straight. There was just a hurdle in the way.

“We’ve cleared that now and can see where we’ve got to get to. We need to keep building momentum.”

After ten without a win, the Millers are five unbeaten and go to a Bradford side who are fourth-bottom but showing signs of improvement under Phil Parkinson.

They have enjoyed penalty shoot-out wins in the JPT over Wednesday, Huddersfield and Sheffield United and then despatched Rochdale from the FA Cup last Saturday.

Johnny Mullins is set to return for Rotherham although Michael Raynes is available after 70 minutes for the reserves. Danny Schofield could get a recall.

Bradford could include former Stocksbridge Park, Worksop and Matlock striker Ross Hannah.

Former Millers boss Ronnie Moore is among those being linked with the manager’s job at Northampton Town.