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We took our chances says Ben

3 March 2014

Ben Primgle talks to www.themillers.co.uk...

Playmaker Ben Pringle refused to get carried away despite his side's emphatic 6-0 rout of Notts County on Saturday.

The Millers kept the pressure on the League One front-runners by earning their seventh victory in nine games by dispatching the relegation-haunted side with a minimum of fuss in Rotherham's biggest ever victory at the New York Stadium.

Speaking exclusively to www.themillers.co.uk following the clash, Pringle conceded his side coasted to victory without ever needing to find top gear.

"It was just one of those days where everything went in for us,” said Pringle.

“We had some luck on the way but you have to take your chances when they come around and that is exactly what they did.”

Despite a bright start by Shaun Derry's men, the Millers stunned the visitors by taking the lead with their first attack of note thanks to James Tavernier's stunning free-kick. 

With Pringle stepping aside from the free-kick to allow Tavernier to showcase his dead ball skills, the ex-Derby midfielder joked "it was a good strike, but I've been teaching Tav how to do that in training."

Slovenian Haris Vuckic marked his return to the starting line-up with a second before fellow striker Alex Revell smashed home a third with a long range strike.

With the Magpies still in a daze, Kieran Agard effectively sealed the points before the half-hour mark when he dusted himself down after being brought down by Polish 'keeper Bartosz Bialkowski to notch his 17th goal of the season from the spot.

With the Millers going into half-time with the luxury of a four-goal cushion, Pringle revealed his side came out following the interval with an added motivation set by gaffer Steve Evans.

"We wanted to win the second half and we didn't want to concede any goals and we did both, so it was a good day for us." he added.

Vuckic added a fifth goal on the hour mark before Pringle was given a much-needed breather with 19 minutes remaining as recent recruit Nicky Adams replaced him in the left-midfield berth.

With Adams in the thick of the action as sub Tom Hitchcock completed the rout, Pringle acknowledged the flattering nature of the final scoreline may make their League One rivals sit up and take notice.

"Notts County have had some good results recently against teams higher up the league, but we wanted to put them away and we have done." he added. 

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