Rotherham United: Lee Camp tips Millers revival

Lee Camp
Lee Camp

He’s played in only two matches, but new goalkeeper Lee Camp has already seen enough to believe Rotherham United can soon start climbing the Championship table.

The former Bournemouth shot-stopper is impressed by the attitude of his teammates after joining the Millers earlier this month.

“There’s a good spirit amongst the boys,” he said. “I know I’ve not been here for the longest period, but I can see a desire and an attitude to work and to win.

“Unfortunately, it’s just going against us a little bit at the minute.”

After two points from their opening seven matches, Steve Evans’ men are in bottom spot and desperate for a win tomorrow when Cardiff City are the visitors to AESSEAL New York Stadium.

“The boys are in good spirits,” Camp added after Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat at leaders Brighton. “We’ve got to dust ourselves off and go again against Cardiff. Definitely I think we can move up the table.”

The 31-year-old has made a huge difference to the Millers since making his debut in last Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Charlton Athletic.

“I look to be as consistent as I possibly can be and try to be a ‘Steady Eddie” so the back four know what they’re getting from the man behind them,” said the seasoned Championship campaigner.

“You make a mistake from time to time, as every player does, but the main thing is to keep them to a miniumum. It’s all about being consistent.”

Meanwhile, Evans doesn’t care how his side triumph as long as they quickly come up with their first three-point haul.

“We just need to get a win and get our season up and running,” he said. “Of course we’d settle for a scrappy 1-0 victory.

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“It’s not easy in the Championship. But I’d rather be there than taking seven or eight years to get out of League One. We did it in one, and we want to stay in this Championship. But it’s extremely hard.”

Evans has revealed how he missed out on some of his pre-season targets because rival clubs in the second tier are operating on much bigger budgets.

“There were a lot of players we went for in the summer, but unless you’ve got the resources to bring those guys in you’re sailing against the wind,” he said.

“We have to keep going going and working with the best we can find, and that’s what we’ll continue to do.

“We won’t lack effort or desire, We’d love the multi-million-pound budget to build a side, but we don’t have it. You have what you’ve got.”

Tomorrow sees the return to New York of 2014 Wembley League One Play-off Final two-goal hero Alex Revell.

The striker was an unused substitute in the Bluebirds’ midweek 2-0 home loss to Hull City which dropped them to sixth place.