Rotherham United boss: Ipswich Town haven’t hit top gear yet

Rotherham United manager Neil Redfearn
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Rotherham United manager Neil Redfearn . - Credit: PA

Rotherham United boss Neil Redfearn has called for the Millers to be aggressive in their approach to tomorrow’s Championship clash at home to an Ipswich Town who, according to the former Leeds United head coach, ‘haven’t hit top gear yet’.

Rock-bottom Rotherham have yet to win a game under their new manager, picking up just one point from his five games in charge, and are five points adrift of the Championship’s safety line.

Town travel to South Yorkshire on the back of a morale-boosting 2-0 home victory against third-bottom Bolton in midweek, a welcome victory that ended a run of just one win in their last eight Championship games.

The Millers boss, who impressed in charge of Leeds last season, before being controversially sacked by Whites’ owner Massimo Cellino, encouraged his side to replicate their performance in the 1-0 away defeat at promotion-chasing Middlesbrough in midweek:

He said: “We’ve got to do more going forward. We’ve got to take the same mentality and same mental toughness we showed in the Middlesbrough game, the same tempo and aggression.

“We’ve got to pass it when we get chance. We’ve go to give the lads that backing to go and be positive and create.

“Ipswich perhaps haven’t hit top gear yet. They’ve got an experienced Championship manager. He’s managed at international level. “He’s always got good sides, he always gets his sides organised and he always makes them difficult to play against and difficult to beat. The bottom line is, we’re at home and we’ve got to make the running.

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“It’s a great opportunity to put our foot in the door, put some points on the board and start moving the other way,”

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