Neil Redfearn sets ambitious target for his Rotherham players

Neil Redfearn

Neil Redfearn says that he wants Rotherham United to be competing with Leeds United and Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Championship.

Rotherham United manager Neil Redfearn has told The Yorkshire Evening Post that he wants his team to compete with the likes of Leeds United and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Millers are second from bottom in the Championship table at the moment with just 15 points from 18 matches.

Leeds, Redfearn’s former club, are currently 17th in the standings with 19 points from 18 games.

Wolves, who narrowly missed out on the top six in the Championship last season, are 15th in the league table with 21 points.

Redfearn believes that his Rotherham side can pull level with Leeds and Wolves in the coming weeks.

“If we can get in among the likes of Wolves and Leeds and all those, that’s an achievement,” the Englishman told The Yorkshire Evening Post.

“I don’t want to get too ahead of ourselves, but what we have to do then is plan further ahead to be a side who are in there and challenging for the next level as you can’t stand still.”

Redfearn appears to be quite ambitious, especially as at the moment Rotherham are in danger of getting relegated from the Championship.

Wolves are struggling at the moment, but their ambition is to finish in the top six and they will eventually have results going their way.

Leeds have a good squad, but the players are under-performing and head coach Steve Evans will hope to put together a run of positive results soon.

Neither Wolves nor Leeds are expected to finish in the bottom three of the Championship this season, but doubts remain on Rotherham’s chances of survival in the second tier of English football.

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