I'm faced with a thankless task, says Robins

Last updated : 07 April 2008 By Deano
Robbo, who saw his team lose their third straight game either side of the Easter period on Saturday, knows just how difficult his job is in the Millers' current circumstances.

He explained: "It is a very difficult place to be and to work at the moment.

"We're putting in long hours, the money has been cut and me and my staff have only received part of our salary and received no help from anyone. It is a thankless task at times.

"But, we have to get on with it and just hope that something is going to happen.

"I'm told there are people waiting in the wings and let's hope there is a future but whilst we are waiting, we are scratching around for a living and trying to help keep everyone's spirits up.

"You have to be grateful for everyone of those who do come and stick by their club."

Spekaing about the decision to take off Tom Cahill in the defeat by Brentford, he added: "Supporters are entitled to their views and what they think and I'll get on and pick the team." The manager was jeered as Cahill left the field after a promising hour of play.

Robins continued: "I was bemused, actually, because at that stage we were not getting out, not getting hold of the ball and were being penned back.

"We got back in the game and pushed and got an equaliser but to let it slip right at the very end was a killer blow. We've made two basic defensive errors and got punished with two goals."

A crowd of just 2,979 entered Millmoor at the weekend, over a thousand short of administrator Jeremy Bleazard's pleas to attract 4,000 for the last three home games to keep the club affloat.

If the doors haven't already been been bolted with an air of inevitability amongst supporters, the side travel to Cleethorpes to face Grimsby next Saturday.
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