Ronnie Moore gave the players a private roasting after the loss to Darlington,
and the Millers stopper says it was totally deserved.
"We don't need a kick up the backside. We went home on Tuesday and thought about the game and knew that was three points chucked away," he said. "It was shocking. We never got going. We never cleared our lines. We got possession and then gave it away and got caught. I would say it was our poorest performance of the season."
He admitted: "I can't stand here and say I did alright because ultimately I didn't. I conceded two goals. In fact I don't think anyone could come off and say they did well. You can get away with one or two being off their game but not five, six, seven and eight of us.
"Performance-wise, we never got going till the last ten or 15 minutes when we upped the tempo and that was only a natural response to them sitting back and inviting us on.
"We shouldn't have put ourselves in that position in the first place. We don't want to make excuses and even if we tried to, we couldn't. Darlington had missed exactly the same amount of games as we had. We were at home and no disrepect to Darlington, they are where they are for a reason and we should be beating teams like them. For us to get beat by the bottom of the table in the way we did was really, really disappointing.
"There was no complacency. Definitely not," he continued. "Coming into these two home matches against Darlington and Grimsby, we knew we needed six points. If we want to do anything this season we need to beat teams like Darlington.
"The games we have in hand now are against top teams—Bournemouth, Chesterfield and Dagenham. They are going to be difficult games. "What we have to do is put that right for Saturday now because that has become a massive game. Knowing us, I can see us doing that. We have to make sure we're on it."
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