Its been a long hard season - Fenton

Last updated : 01 May 2009 By Bigrich.....
Speaking to todays 'Tiser, Nick Fenton looks back at a long old season after being an ever-present since joining the Millers just after the first game of the season.

"It's seems a long time since August, Saturday was my 55th game in a row and that's a lot of games to play. I've certainly never played anything like that before. It's a long, hard season and I'll be glad for the rest at the end of it but playing is what I'm paid to do." Nick said.

"I've had no suspensions and I've been lucky with injuries. As a professional sportsman, you have to dedicate yourself and make sure you keep your fitness up. I've done that." he added.

Fenton hasn't let up in training this week either and is mustard keen to make up for last Saturday's defeat at Bradford which saw him booked and lead the protests against Peter Thorne's controversial opening goal. "The lad was four yards offside," insisted Fenton. "The trouble was, we let it affect us too much and we should have got on with it better. We had chances in the first half to get back into it but didn't take them and they went down the other end and scored a second and it was awfully difficult from then. "In the second half we gave it a go but left gaps at the back which we were always going to do because we were pressing forward. They scored a third and could have had more to be fair. "Me and Ian Sharps have a good relationship but in the last week or so we've conceded a goals, which has annoyed us a bit, and we want to put that right." The Bradford result, Fenton reckons, could well concentrate Millers' minds going into tomorrow. "We're 100 per cent focused on Exeter," he said. "We have a target to finish in the top three with the points added back on. We'd have been virtually guaranteed that with a win at Bradford so we didn't go there to defend. We wanted to win and we want to win this weekend. It's a big game for us because it affects automatic promotion with Exeter needing to win and Bury needing to win their game. "We want to finish on a good note in front of our own fans at Don Valley and everyone will be putting everything in to get a good result. "We've only one game left and then we've got two months off. We'll think about our summer holidays after the match has finished."

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