We're doing well but we have to know how difficult it is to win every single game and Rotherham
is a team that will be very tough for us.
struck in the 38th minute, not without a degree of controversy.
Derby defender Farrend Rawson played for Rotherham
after his youth loan deal had expired and United are now only one point above the drop zone, although they have a game in hand on nearest rivals Millwall.
Town are 11 points above Wigan Athletic, Millwall and the drop zone and five better off than Rotherham
, who gave themselves a huge tonic with last Saturday's 2-1 home success over Ian Holloway's Lions, who occupy the drop spots with Wigan and Blackpool.
were three up at the break as boss Lennon gave his players both barrels with a dressing-room tirade, following a nightmare 45 minutes.
But Aberavon, already out of the competition, refused to throw in the towel and matched Rotherham
blow for blow in the second half.
almost scored when James Mitchell crossed the line, but was recalled and Barrett soon kicked them back to the corner flag.
United (4-4-2): Collin; Richardson, Morgan (capt), Wootton, James; Green, Ledesma, Pringle, Smallwood; Lawrence, Derbyshire.
Mrs Thacker, who was the deputy director of children's services before she headed the department from 2008, has been at the centre of the controversy sparked by the Jay Report, which highlighted the widespread exploitation of children in Rotherham
between 1997 and 2013.
Various bookmakers had Orient priced at 11/1 back in August, while Rotherham
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slugged out a drab pre-season friendly last night before just 667 fans.
0 CHELTENHAM 0 CHELTENHAM Town edged another point closer to League Two safety by digging out a draw at the Don Valley Stadium against promotionchasing Rotherham