Rotherham United: Millers boss Redfearn wants to see killer instinct

Neil Redfearn
Neil Redfearn

Neil Redfearn has called on Rotherham United to be more ruthless as he makes plans to strengthen his side.

The manager will add to his squad when the transfer window opens in January in his mission to keep the Millers in the Championship.

Until then, he wants his current crop of players to bag the points their displays deserve.

His team have lost their last two games, 2-1 against Wolves and 1-0 at Blackburn Rovers, but could have taken something from both matches.

“What you can’t do is come to places like Blackburn, play that well, have that much territory and possession and not get something,” Redfearn said.

“It’s frustrating for the lads as they put in a real shift in. All we can do is keep getting the performances right. It’s the way forward. Do that and, by and large, you get results. But when we get the chances, we have got to stick them away.”

Rotherham have a chance to put Friday’s defeat at Ewood Park behind them tonight when they travel to 20th-placed Huddersfield Town where a win could see them leave the drop zone.

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Redfearn is happy with the application of his men but knows reinforcements are required to ease the club’s relegation worries.

“This group of players needs help and better players adding to it,” he said. “The Championship isn’t a Mickey Mouse division, but a tough one. I can’t fault the lads for what they are doing and how they are applying themselves.

“It boils down to quality, whether you have the quality and players who can go past people and put balls into the box and players who can stick it in the back of the net.

“What we have won’t get us to where we need to be, but it’s getting us towards where we need to be. We need the other bits as well.”

Meanwhile, Academy striker Kuda Muskwe has signed a two-year professional contract.

He has scored nine goals in the youth set-up this season, and Redfearn said: “Kuda is someone who has caught the eye. We saw him recently in a behind-closed-doors game and he looked really bright,

“He is young player with bags of talent. He is very athletic, he has pace and he is a goalscorer.”