LEE: WE CAN STILL GET OUT OF MESS
CAPTAIN Lee Frecklington insists there is no excuse for Rotherham United to give up on avoiding relegation despite sitting six points adrift at the bottom of the table.
The Millers face a battle to keep their top stars in the January transfer window, with striker Peter Odemwingie among those potentially making the move away.
That’s largely due to the Yorkshire club’s 18 defeats in the league, leaving them 12 points away from safety with more than half of the season already played.
But midfielder Frecklington, 31, believes there is still cause for optimism, calling on his players to rally together and complete a dramatic escape from the drop.
“We know if we have any chance we have to keep hold of our better players which could prove difficult,” he said.
“Then it’s a matter of recruiting and trying to get the quality in to replace what go out.
“But you can’t give up. If you do you might as well go home and not play the rest of the season.
“We’ve proved in previous years when we’ve clawed gaps back and we still have to believe we can do it.
“We work hard and when we’re on top and playing well then we have to take our chances.”
BELIEF: Lee Frecklington