Barker Calls For All Round Improvement

Last updated : 16 January 2006 By Deano
The Millers face an uphill task to avoid a second successive relegation after slipping to a 2-0 defeat on the South Coast and Barker was understandably frustrated on his return to the side after a one game ban.

City Ground Defeat
Talking to the official site, he explained: "All the lads were disappointed but now we have to pick ourselves up. When both the goals went in the ball was bobbling about for a while but in those circumstances it is up to one of us to get rid of it.

Bournemouth were well organised and once they got those two goals they dropped very deep and at times we looked quite comfortable but to be honest never really threatened as they defended well. We didn't get too many chances."

The Millers now have to start picking up points fast to narrow the gap on the pack above them, starting this Saturday at home to Nottingham Forest who pose a threat in new strike partnership Grant Holt and Nathan Tyson. The lads will want revenge for the defeat earlier in the campaign but Shaun knows he'll have to be on his metal to keep them at bay. He added: "Our league position looks precarious but we all feel we can get out of trouble so we need to pick ourselves up quickly."