The fact his players were gutted not to win at Gillingham has pleased the boss, who praises their commitment and attitude.

The goalless draw on Tuesday night extends the Millers unbeaten run to four games, and Scott says the reaction from his players not to have taken three points at one of their bogey grounds is a positive sign.

“We got a point at a tough place where I’m told we have a dreadful record yet the players are absolutely gutted we haven’t won,” he said to the Star.

"That’s a measure of where we are now. There’s a belief that we can win games and how we dominated the final half-hour yet didn’t win, is a bit of a mystery. It was a good point but, on balance, I think we can consider it two points dropped."

Scott was also full of admiration for 38 year-old Paul Warne who featured from the bench. “Paul has been itching to be involved and he was outstanding when he went on,” said Scott.

“We needed a bit of experience down there and he certainly made an impact and he is someone who gets people going. He has such enthusiasm, is such a good pro and is great to have around. He’s such a good example to others in the way he works and has looked after himself."

The Millers entertain Bristol Rovers on Saturday and sould have Kieron Cadogan and Richard Naylor back in contention.