Moore: It's backs to the wall time

RONNIE Moore believes he has found the perfect way to beat Ipswich – the backs-to- the-wall method.

RONNIE Moore believes he has found the perfect way to beat Ipswich – the backs-to- the-wall method, writes Derek Davis.

The Rotherham boss admitted his side were fortunate to come away from Portman Road with a 2-1 win under their belt last December and may deploy the same formation today.

He said: "There are many different ways of winning games and we won with the backs-to-the-wall approach at Ipswich. We defended really well there and hit them on the break, two attacks two goals, ideal."

Fabian Wilnis netted Town's opener but goals by Stewart Talbot and Ritchie Barker handed Blues boss Joe Royle only the second of his five league defeats in 29 games in charge. It was especially sweet for Moore who had been the victim of a cruel hoax linking him with the Town job immediately after George Burley was sacked last October.


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Moore said: "It was very nice to win at their place, especially after what had happened. It should never have happened but it did and we had to get over it. It was one of our most memorable wins of the season against a very good team."

Disappointed Moore has shown his frustration and impatience at Millmoor recently and has made it no secret he would welcome a challenge elsewhere.

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He moaned about the club "dragging its feet" over the building of a new stand and improving stadium facilities.

Despite all this he has instilled a good team spirit and a workmanlike ethic in a squad short of real quality.

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