Midfielder Paul Green is putting the disappointment of Rotherham United losing their unbeaten run behind him to focus on tomorrow’s challenge at Reading.
After five matches without defeat, the Millers lost 3-0 against an impressive Middlesbrough side after spending more than an hour with 10 men following Jordan Bowery’s sending-off.
Green insisted: “We have to put it to bed early doors as we have another game. We can’t dwell on it. We have had a decent enough run, five unbeaten. But against a good Middlesbrough side, we have gifted them a goal - me personally when I should have cleared it.
On Bowery’s red card, he said: “I think he has tried to get his foot out of the way and the officials have seen it the wrong way. It has killed the game off really with us being 2-0 down at that point.
“They had a lot of possession in the first half and we changed it in the second half and it started to work a little bit. Derbs (Matt Derbyshire) had a chance after creating it himself and he was unlucky not to score.
“Even if you have been in the Championship a long time, you are going to have days like that. You have just got to show a great reaction in the next game.
“We must look forward to the Reading game and a big game on Saturday againist Sheffield Wednesday.
Boro moved into third place after their victory, and Green added: “I think they are a strong team who are very organised and I think they will be up there at the end of the season, definitely.
Millers boss Steve Evans said: “I don’t think anything fell for us. But I am taking nothing away from an outstanding away performance.
“We helped them with the first goal when there was nothing in the game and the second is a piece of magic. I don’t think they get the third goal if we are properly in the game.”