Time to move up the table - Fenton

Last updated : 02 January 2009 By Bigrich.....
The Millers go in search of their fourth straight league win against Dagenham tomorow and Fenton knows the importance of the next few weeks.

He explains: "We've beaten nearly every team in the bottom half whereas we've not done so well against the teams in the top half.

"We need to change that now and start beating them and move up the table. "We'd be in the playoff places with the 17 points added on and that's without doing well against the better sides.

"After Dagenham, we've got Luton, Bournemouth and Grimsby to play in a row. If we can do well against them then that will push us further away from trouble and into the pack above, but we also need to start getting better results against the likes of Dagenham."

"There were a lot of league and cup games in November and it was unfortunate that our bad spell came at a time when the matches were coming thick and fast.

"It left us a little bit behind everyone but we picked up nine points over Christmas and that's enabled us to start clawing other teams back. "Apart from the blip in November, we've looked solid all season. We've conceded less goals than we've had games and done well as a defensive unit.

"I moved here from Grimsby just after the start of the season and it takes time to settle in. Me and Ian Sharps started off playing quite well together in the centre of defence. Then we hit a bit of a ropey spell and you can expect that at some time in the season.

"The last few games we've looked quite comfortable together. I enjoy playing with him and it looks solid at the moment."

After the weekend win at Notts County, he added: "I have always liked Notts. I still live in Nottingham and I love the club and to win there was fantastic. Not many sides will go to Notts County and turn them over 3-0 on their own patch.

"It was tough at first and it wasn't a game for the purist because there was a lot of balls in behind. But we were in control in the second half and got a couple of goals soon after half time and saw the match out well."

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