Moore backs Alfie to shine

The 24-year-old hot-shot has gone four games without a goal and while this may not represent a barren-spell for most strikers, it is the longest he has gone without finding the target in a Millers shirt.

Moore's men have won two of those encounters, drawing at Stockport and losing 2-1 to Southend on Saturday, and have now scored 11 goals without Le Fondre getting on the scoresheet.

"Last season if Alf didn't score, we never won a game," Moore told Press Association Sport. "To look at us scoring 11 goals and he hasn't got one, it's tremendous for us and at the moment he doesn't look like he is going to score.

"But strikers go through that. Alfie is not one of those to get worried and he'll come good. But it's great that we're winning games when he is not scoring goals."

Le Fondre has had a prolific time for the Millers and has scored 47 goals in 78 appearances during constant transfer speculation linking him with moves away from Don Valley.

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Source: PA