Millers out to bridge a gap

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ROTHERHAM United will aim for their best winning start for 13 years when they take on Barnet at the Don Valley Stadium on Saturday.

They are going for a fourth straight league win from the start of a season and that was last achieved in 1998.

That was Ronnie Moore’s second season in charge and the Millers missed out in the Play-off semi-finals (then Division Three now League Two) the following May.

The current run of three wins in succession equals the opening of the 2008/09 season, the first at Don Valley Stadium. That run was halted by a 0-0 draw at Brentford - then managed by Andy Scott.

“Tuesday’s win at Crewe was a difficult game and perhaps we weren’t at our best in some respects but the fans were delighted and they saw Rotherham United players who gave everything and left nothing out there,” said Scott.

“You have to grind out results more often that people think and the players showed a lot of resilience and determination to do just that. I can’t fault them for the effort they put in. Now it’s about the right preparation for Barnet.”