Rotherham United: Millers find another way to earn points

Daniel Nardiello, left, takes on Walsall's Paul Downing.
Daniel Nardiello, left, takes on Walsall's Paul Downing.
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As they look ahead to League One’s top match next weekend when promotion favourites Peterborough United arrive at the New York Stadium, Rotherham United followers may be reflecting on the way their side maintained their unbeaten run.

Rotherham’s growing reputation under Steve Evans is of a side that has an attacking drive about them. They have won matches and points this season by a positive approach that has overwhelmed opponents at times, often coming from behind in the process.

Whilst there was no clear change in their attacking intent at Walsall last Saturday, it was a point that was earned more through a certain doggedness, allied to tenacity and endeavour.

Whatever the good intentions, they are not always going to drive over the opposition. At Walsall, it was through different attributes that they earned a point - and earned it certainly was.

It is important that they find different ways of obtaining points and manager Steve Evans declared himself delighted with his side’s work as a defensive unit and also the desire shown late on not to concede.

It means they have started with eight unbeaten, the club’s second best league start behind the 11 of 1948.

After his injury-delayed start to the season, last season’s top scorer Daniel Nardiello is making up for lost time and his goal on Saturday took his tally to five in four appearances which comprise two appearances as a sub and two starts.