Rotherham United: Millers keep up the Tuesday night habit

Lee Frecklington is mobbeed in celebration after his equaliser
Lee Frecklington is mobbeed in celebration after his equaliser
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Skipper Lee Frecklington says Rotherham United having a growing belief and don’t fear anyone in League One.

The Millers midfielder scored twice - taking his season’s tally to 11 - as Rotherham scored yet another late goal to secure a 3-3 draw at one of their promotion rivals Preston North End.

It also extended unbeaten run to eight gamesand made it eight out of their last nine away unbeaten. It also added to an unusual statistic.

Rotherham have not lost a league game away on a Tuesday night since their first away game last season in August 2012 and this was the ninth time that three points have been at stake on their Tuesday travels since then and they have won seven and draw two.

“People talked of the game at Preston being a really tough test and to be 3-2 down after being 2-0 up was a shock,” said Frecklington.

“But we’re the type of team that will keep going until we get something.

“The results we have had and the fact we keep getting late goals gives you a growing confidence and a belief that you can keep doing it.

“Certainly we fancy ourselves against anyone because we have that belief.”

He said it was important they started well and imposed themselves on Preston... “we did that and had a great start but good sides will have good spells.

“We had a really sloppy spell either side of half-time and they came back then got in front but we came back really strong late on and it was a good point.”

It put Rotherham 11 points clear of seventh-placed Walsall who go to Preston on Saturday. Rotherham, backed by 1,000 at Deepdale, are at home to Notts County.

Both Craig Morgan and Rob Milsom returned to action after injury for the Reserves at Doncaster Rovers last night.

Morgan has been out since January 1, Milson since January 28.

It was an experienced side including Michael O’Connor and Nicky Adams who went on as subs at Preston.

The Final Third Development League match ended goalless. Tom Hitchcock hit the post for Rotherham and Morgan played a full game.