Scott says he will stick by guaranteed formula

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DESPITE seeing his side slip to 13th, their lowest position of the season, Rotherham United manager Andy Scott says he is working to a formula that is successful.

“I have a formula that works - and it does work,” he said.

“I’ve been involved in teams where it works and I’ve managed teams where it works. So it works.

“You need individuals to fit into that formula to make it work and the formula does not change.”

“Martin O’Neill has the same formula; he has played the same way wherever he has managed. Alex McLeish is the same.”

Scott admitted that the current situation is not good enough.

“We are where we are and we all know that’s not good enough, we are better than that,” he said.

“I didn’t come here to pull the wool over people’s eyes, I came here to win this division. I came here to be bold.

“I came here to get promoted and I’m still here to try and get the team into League One.

“It doesn’t mean hiding away. I’ll face people up and say we aren’t doing it right. But we all have to work at getting it right.”

He said the hard work would continue in the bid to turn things round.

“I shall keep working hard and if you don’t do what you believe in and try to change things then you’re probably admitting that you’re doing something wrong in the first place,” he said.

“I don’t believe we are doing anything wrong Monday to Friday but the fans have every right to be disappointed with the performances they are seeing. I can guarantee I will be doing everything I can to make sure that changes.”

He said that left back Scott Griffiths, who made his debut last Saturday, was taken off because the intention was to give him about an hour.

Former assistant manager Barrie Claxton, 79, has died. In 20 years’ service he was also chief scout, youth team manager, physio and stood in as caretaker manager.