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Rotherham United need to 'become men' after Ipswich Town loss - Neil Redfearn

9 November 2015

Neil Redfearn said it's time for his Rotherham United players to 'grow up and become men' after defeat to Ipswich Town in the Sky Bet Championship.

Rotherham were thumped 5-2 by the Tractor Boys at the AESSEAL New York Stadium, a result which keeps the Millers rooted to the bottom of the division, and Redfearn was obviously disappointed with the display.

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"The defending has been awful,” Redfearn told "We’ve looked back at the goals and there’s maybe one of them which is a good finish, but the others we’ve given away which is totally unacceptable.

“I just want the application, and people to grow up and become men and take responsibility.”

Rotherham found themselves 4-0 down before grabbing two goals back, one of which came from debutant Brandon Barker - and his performance was one of the positives for the 50-year-old boss.

“Brandon has got ability and he did one or two great things and opened them up,” added Redfearn.

“To be fair, I felt a little bit sorry for him because he was let down by one or two of the experienced players in the squad.”

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