Assistant Manager not concerned by withdrawal...
When David Worrall was withdrawn midway through the first half, Millers supporters will have feared the worst, but Assistant Manager Paul Raynor has insisted that it was only precautionary.
After coming through a busy pre-season schedule without any injury concerns, Daniel Nardiello’s early withdrawal on Saturday was followed up by another premature ending, this time by Worrall, but Raynor isn’t too concerned by the latest setback, or by the absence of two teammates who also missed this evening.
“It was just a bit of tightness,” said the Millers assistant. “It was just precautionary, he just had a bit of a tight groin, but we don’t want to take any chances even though he wanted to continue; we’re hoping it’s nothing too serious there.
“Hopefully Daniel will start training next week and be available for Crewe, so that’s very positive that it wasn’t as serious as we first feared on Saturday. Scott Shearer is the same, he has a slight tweak on his ankle, but he’ll be back training on Monday morning and we don’t want to take a chance with him either.”
On the game itself, Raynor was left slightly disappointed by the second successive defeat to Championship opposition, although there were some encouraging sights from the frontline.
“It was a very open game, and a very entertaining game for the fans here tonight. They will have seen a lot of chances and a very open game, but we were enjoyed with the manner we conceded the goals. We were slightly disappointed, but we’ll look at the DVD and some of our forward play was really good, especially from Alex Revell and Kieran Agard when he came on, and credit to Jason Steele when he came on, he made some very good saves to keep them in it.”