Millers must make mark on top sides

Npower League Two Football 'Rotherham Utd v Southend at Don Valley Stadium 'Manager Andy Scott points
Npower League Two Football 'Rotherham Utd v Southend at Don Valley Stadium 'Manager Andy Scott points
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ROTHERHAM United are intent on proving themselves one of the best sides in League Two but they are having difficulty finding irrefutable proof that they are.

Manager Andy Scott admitted this week that his side have not picked up as many points against the top sides as he would like.

“We need to translate performances against the better sides into points,” he said.

Finding life tough against the top ones is something that affected the team last season and they have generally come off second best this time.

They have played nine of the 10 teams above them and have wins, at home, over Gillingham and Oxford United.

There have been draws with Shrewsbury and Torquay but defeats to Crawley, Southend, Swindon, Burton and Port Vale.

Tomorrow night, they take on the only side of the top 10 they haven’t faced in Cheltenham who have moved up into second spot.

Cheltenham, fancied by no-one pre-season, are the surprise package of League Two and it will be a test of Rotherham’s resolve and their ability to handle a leading side.

Cheltenham drew 0-0 with fellow promotion hopefuls Shrewsbury on Monday in front of Whaddon Road’s best crowd of the season, 5,004 - a big jump for a club who struggle to top 3,000.

They are unbeaten in their last seven matches whilst Rotherham have suffered one defeat in their last nine league games - to leaders Crawley.