Winner spurred on by the sack

Committed: Andy Scott vows he will give everything to the Millers' cause.
Committed: Andy Scott vows he will give everything to the Millers' cause.
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the winning feeling! That’s what new manager Andy Scott wants everybody to experience at Rotherham United.

The 38-year-old, who led Brentford to the League Two title in 2009, says that a taste of success is a motivation to have more.

“That certainly applies to me, to want more success, and it is a feeling you want to replicate,” says Scott.

“For players who have not had success and haven’t achieved, I’m desperate for them to get that feeling because I want them to feel as good as I did during my time at Brentford - and I want to feel like that again.”

Scott, who initially came north as a player when Dave Bassett signed him for Sheffield United in 1992 from non-league Sutton United, says he is more determined to succeed with the task at Rotherham after losing his job at Brentford.

“Sometimes politics and agendas at football clubs dictate decisions that are made. That’s life. It was a harsh decision but nothing’s fair, everybody has a gripe about something, but can you bounce back?” he said.

“Well, it has made me more determined to make sure I succeed here at Rotherham United.”

The dismissal at Brentford came with them one game away from reaching Wembley in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

“They also beat Hull and Everton in the Carling Cup and only lost on penalties to Birmingham who went and won it,” he adds.

“And a month before I got the sack they equalled a club record of six successive away wins.

“But’s that all in the past and I’m determined now to get that winning feeling back, to have that successful feeling again.

“I’ve no doubt Brentford will be looking enviously at Rotherham United in the future.”

He said that he would be moving up here from London as soon as feasible ... “I’m committed to this job and to what we are trying to achieve,” he added.

“If I didn’t want to win things or didn’t have the urge to win things, the chairman certainly wouldn’t have made me the manager.”