Millers’ bosses plan ‘casualties’

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THERE will be ‘casualties’ from Rotherham United’s 3-0 capitulation at home to Southend United; a result which left the Millers in the bottom half of League Two.

Paul Raynor, assistant to manager Steve Evans, couldn’t find any positives or defend the performance and said that he was ‘embarrassed’. “After that, no one can say their shirt is safe and there will be casualties,” said Raynor.

“You need desire and effort to win matches and when a team doesn’t work hard and you have people hiding round corners then it’s bitterly disappointing. I’ll stand up and defend players but I can’t stand up in front of every one of them and say every single one gave us everything because they didn’t. When seven or eight don’t function, then you don’t give yourself the opportunity to win. We didn’t work hard enough.”