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Simon Grayson Says Only Motivation Is Three Points

17 August 2015

The Lilywhites make their first trip to the New York Stadium since their Play-Off semi-final defeat in May 2014 on Tuesday night.

However, this history is not something that manager Simon Grayson will be using as part of his team talk for this Sky Bet Championship fixture.

Speaking ahead of the trip across the Pennines the PNE boss said: “The past is water under the bridge. People asked me about going back to MK Dons at the weekend, but neither are any added incentive. 

“The only motivation is to try and get another three points and put on another good performance.

“We have all moved on from it, however, if the lads want to have it as a motivation, then so be it, but I am not really bothered about it.”

The Millers are looking for their first points of the season, but put in a positive performance at Nottingham Forest at the weekend and will be buoyed by this as they entertain North End in South Yorkshire.

“You know what you are going to get against Rotherham,” continued the manager. “They are a hard working team. They had a disappointing first game against MK Dons last weekend, but they performed well at Nottingham Forest on Saturday, so we know what is in front of us.

“We have to battle and compete, but we have to play when we have the ball as well. 

“We are respectful of the opposition, but they will be respectful of us because of the players we have in our team.

“They’ve had a big turnover of players, but they have an experienced team who have played a lot of games in the Championship. Whatever team they put out they will have willing workers and threats as well.”

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