Liddell still aiming for promotion

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Rotherham's caretaker manager Andy Liddell reckons his team are "still in the mix" for an automatic promotion place despite a disappointing display in a 3-1 defeat at home to promotion rivals Shrewsbury.

James Collins scored either side of a Nicky Wroe penalty to ensure Adam Le Fondre's late strike was only a consolation goal for the Millers.

"It's gone a little bit against us but we have another home game on Saturday and we are still in the mix, there's no doubt about that. It will go right to the wire," Liddell said. "It's disappointing because we lost, but we made mistakes. I didn't get too excited when we won 6-0 and I'm not going to get too negative because we have lost 3-1 at home."


He added: "Shrewsbury are a good team and good luck to them. We worked hard, but we just made too many mistakes and that is what cost us in the end - and a dodgy decision by the referee.

"This is no disrespect to our lads and any of the lads in Division Two, but they make mistakes. The people who don't make mistakes are the people in the Premier League, but I won't have a go at them for their effort because they worked really hard."

Shrewsbury boss Graham Turner admitted it had been a good night for his team.

"We had problems just before the game with one or two players feeling ill, and Matt Harrald was forced to miss the game through that," Turner said.

"So all things considered it has been a good night for us. That's only the second penalty we`ve had in the whole of the season. It would be nice to think we will have a few more before May 8."

He added: "The win puts us in a strong position, but I'm not getting carried away. What we`ve done in the last two matches is up the work-rate. We`ve worked tremendously hard for the two victories at Bradford and here.

"We played some good stuff too, but the confidence comes because we are working hard to get into positions and the players on the ball seem to have more options than they did a while ago and that comes because of the hard work."

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