ROTHERHAM United skipper Johnny Mullins feels they can achieve the consistency that has so far eluded them and, if they do, it will give them a better chance of achieving their promotion aim.
Mullins, matchwinner in the derby day defeat of Chesterfield on Saturday, also reckons that if they can maintain the intensity of that game then they can get on a decent run.
Rotherham head for in-form Bristol Rovers tonight (the first of five away games in the next seven fixtures) knowing that a win would lift them into the top three.
A point would them put them fourth unless Northampton win at AFC Wimbledon in which case the Cobblers would jump to third and Rotherham would end the night in fifth, a place higher than now.
“We have just had a really good result matched by a really good performance,” said Mullins.
“We had the bit between our teeth, were on the front foot and carried that through all the game.
“If we can recreate that, and we will certainly be striving for it, then it will go a long way to us getting more of the results we want.
“Of course, it would be the perfect time to go on a winning run,” added Mullins.
“Inconsistency has been a problem - winning one, losing one, losing two, winning two - and we have to correct it.
“If we can be consistent then we will win games because there is too much quality in that dressing room to do otherwise.
“In fact, when I look behind me, there is quality all over the place and they’re probably the best bunch of players that I’ve played with.”
This represents one of Rotherham’s games in hand. However, the rest have chance to take advantage themselves of Rotherham’s inactivity on Saturday when the Millers have no game owing to Bradford City’s Wembley appearance.
This original fixture at the Memorial Stadium was rained off on December 22 when it would have been John Ward’s first game in charge of Bristol Rovers.
Ward has done a tremendous job and they have lost only one in nine including a 3-1 win at the New York Stadium on January 26 when Rovers were bottom. They are now seventh bottom.