Scott would happily settle for repeat

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ANDY Scott will barely cast a backward glance at the fact that Saturday’s opponents, Hereford United, were also the first ones when he took charge of Rotherham United last April.

But there is definitely something he would wish to take from that fairly ordinary game at the Don Valley Stadium which ended goalless.

That is the clean sheet the side managed that day.

The Millers have managed just three clean sheets since and none of them away from home.

So, they go to Edgar Street this weekend knowing unless they manage something different than in all the other away games, they’ll have to score at least once to draw and at least twice to win.

For someone who, earlier this season, emphasised the priority he outs on working on defensive organisation on the training ground, it has to be immensely frustrating.

The three clean sheets this season have been all at Don Valley, two of them in the opening month of August and one since then when beating Aldershot 2-0 on November 5.

In fact, including two away games at the end of last season, Scott has yet to see his team avoid conceding in any away game.

It might be reckoned that Saturday offers them the best possible chance - Hereford have scored only eight goals in their 10 home games, the joint worst in the division.