They passed the ball better than us - Robins

Last updated : 04 May 2009 By Duke

Speaking on the Official Site after the Millers final game of the season ended with a 1-0 defeat at Don Valley Mark Robins said:

"Congratulations to Exeter who were outstanding today. They passed the ball much better than us and they fully deserved the win. It was a disappointing way to end the season which overall from our point of view has been magnificent. After all the problems that we have faced we have come through with flying colours."

The game saw the return to first team action for Stephen Brogan after his 14 month lay off, coming off the bench for the last five minutes of the game:

"It was fantastic to see him back, It was important that we could give him some minutes on the pitch. He didn't get involved too much when he came on but that experience will stand him in good stead.

"We saw what he did for us last season before he got injured. He epitomises what we are about here at Rotherham. Behind the scenes he has worked extremely hard so congratulations to him for his hard work because he fully deserves it," said Robins.

Looking forward to next season he hopes the Millers may have the chance to celebrate like the Exeter fans:

"Having watched the promotion scenes with Exeter today that is something that we want for Rotherham next season," he said.

"The majority of my players have experienced promotion in their careers, and we would like to experience it at Rotherham United. We need to make sure that we go out and have a real go at it next season."

He ended by summing up the season at Don Valley:

"We have had two great cup runs and we have achieved nearly all the objectives that we have set. The players and staff have been magnificent and I would like to thank them for all the work they have put in, and also thank the supporters who have followed us to Don Valley."