Rotherham United: Apologies for a sorry show

Rob Milsom accepts that Rotherham let themselves down against Swindon.
Rob Milsom accepts that Rotherham let themselves down against Swindon.

Rob Milsom has apologised to Rotherham United fans after their home defeat to Swindon - but the midfielder is banking on the team to react in a positive manner.

Saturday’s 4-0 thumping at the hands of the Robins was the Millers heaviest home loss during Steve Evans’ time in charge.

It was also Rotherham’s biggest ever defeat at New York Stadium.

Milsom, on a six-month loan deal from Aberdeen, said there were no excuses for the Millers lacklustre showing, particularly in the second half.

Rotherham were booed off, but the 26-year-old insists they can make amends, starting at eighth-placed MK Dons this Saturday.

Milsom told The Star: “We just weren’t at it against Swindon. It was a very disappointing performance and a bad result, so apologies all round to the fans. It wasn’t good enough.

“They [Swindon] have been on a good run lately but the final result is a difficult one to take. We started the game really well in the opening 20 minutes and they just took over after that.

“All we can do now is work hard and look forward to the next game.”

Alex Revell, Ben Pringle, twice, and Pablo Mills all spurned presentable opportunities to put Rotherham ahead inside the opening 20 minutes as Evans men suffered their second successive home reverse.

Milson admitted: “We had our chances and you’ve got to take them at this level. We didn’t take ours and we got punished for it.

“It is not just down to the strikers to put the ball in the net; it’s down to everybody. We have to take the blame as a team and not just as individuals.”

Despite the loss, Rotherham remain in the play-off places in League One.

“We are pleased with how we started the season but you don’t want to get beat 4-0, especially at home,” added Milsom.