Rotherham United: Millers told to stay grounded

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Rotherham United’s players will be told to get their feet back on the ground when they look to continue their Play-off push at Colchester United tonight.

“We’ll watch for signs of anybody with their heads still in the clouds and we’ll be on to them,” said Millers assistant manager Paul Raynor.

“Winning 6-0 is special but the important thing is that nobody gets carried away and everybody gets their feet firmly back on the ground and is focused on Colchester.

“We’ll know if they aren’t focused and if somebody isn’t then it will definitely put their place in jeopardy.

“When we are focused as a group and we are at it then we are a match for anyone. But we have a good, experienced group and they know what’s expected of them.”

Raynor said they had Colchester watched in their 2-1 defeat at Leyton Orient and said they played really well.

“Russell Slade (Orient boss) admitted his side were second best for much of the game so Colchester will be coming off the back of a good performance and will take heart from that,” he said.

“We know it will be a difficult game, they have some experienced players.”

The Millers will be without Kari Arnason who is on international duty with Iceland against Wales in Cardiff.

Claude Davis, who turned his ankle on Friday and was missing centre, is expected to be available and will vie with Miles Addison for the vacancy alongside Craig Morgan.

Wes Thomas is also expected to have recovered from a thigh injury but saw Haris Vuckic score twice in his absence.

Raynor said they took the opportunity in the Notts County game to take off Lee Frecklington and Ben Pringle on Saturday to give others game time.

Colchester will have striker Sanchez Watt back after suspension.