Goals please Millers coach...
Rotherham United’s Head of Academy Coaching Mike Sheron was delighted with the Millers’ progression in the FA Youth Cup, believing they got their rewards for some extra effort on the training ground.
After twice going behind, the Millers got back on level terms before captain Harley Wigley rose highest in the area to head home the decisive goal three minutes from time.
“It wasn’t as dramatic as the last round thankfully but I’ve got to give full credit to the boys because since I’ve been here they’ve trained really well every single day. We’ve had a few ups and downs with results but they’ve stuck to the task and I think they were the better side tonight; we created plenty of chances and just need to improve on our finishing,” Sheron told Millers Player immediately after the game.
Navid Nasseri twice gave the visitors the edge with one stunning strike coming early in the second period, but Sheron was pleased not only with the character of the youngsters, but the quality as well.
“Both matches that we have played on the stadium pitch we’ve come from behind and showed good determination, grit and some talent as well.
“Micky’s goal was a fantastic finish, Ayrton’s was a really good move and then it’s good to see a big centre-half powering forward to score in the last few minutes.”
“It’s good character,” Sheron concluded. “They still get really affected if they go behind or have some disappointment, and it’s something that Garreth and myself try and teach them to deal with. Reacting in a positive manner is important and it’s great to see they’ve shown that.”