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Morgan surprised by campaign

Captain Craig Morgan has confessed he is surprised at how well Rotherham have done this season.

The Millers have had a superb campaign in League One and are in a promotion challenge, with their place in the play-offs assured going into the final weekend of the regular season.

Many tipsters predicted Steve Evans' men to be in mid-table in their first campaign back in the third tier since 2007 following promotion last season and while Morgan felt they could do well, he admits he did not envisage a promotion challenge.

"I knew the capabilities of the squad and I knew we would be better suited to League One than League Two, would I have said we would be finishing third or fourth, probably not?" he said.

"A couple of games ago we'd have been top of the league if we were in it last year so that shows the achievement of this squad.

"We haven't lost many games and we are proud of what we have done but it is important that we carry it on and don't throw away what we've got."

Only Wolves have scored more goals at home than the Millers, though they were recently shut out by Bradford, who earned a 0-0 draw after playing one up front and putting 10 men behind the ball.

Bradford's 4-5-1 formation could give their play-off opponents - Preston, Leyton Orient or Peterborough - an insight into how to nullify the free-scoring Millers, although it was only missed chances that denied them that night.

But Morgan insists they have to become better at finding a way around the bus if teams come and park it.

"We need to learn how to break these teams down when they come here and defend," he added.

"We know as a counter-attacking team we are a match for anyone. We have to do better, we want to score goals at home in the play-offs."