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MILLERS chief Paul Warne expressed his immense pride at his side’s display at Premier League Huddersfield Town, despite his side’s exit from the Carabao Cup at the second round stage.
The Millers defied the two division gap between the sides for the majority of the John Smith’s encounter as Semi Ajayi headed them into an interval lead.
However, sub Philip Billing and Joe Lolley changed the course of the game, in the second half, to put the Terriers ahead before Rotherham squandered a host of late chances as sub Kieffer Moore was denied by Joel Coleman’s superb save before Will Vaulks had a header ruled out late on.
Speaking afterwards, Warne was full of his praise for his side’s performance against top flight opposition, admitting that his side came within a whisker of causing an upset.
“I think like last week it was a good performance by the reaction that the fans gave us,” Warne said.
“If we come away from home and do not perform they tell us but they clapped us off and I was hugely proud. We were outstanding and obviously we were playing against hugely talented opposition and I made eight changes.
“I asked the lads who came in to prove to me why they should be in the team and they did really well. They should be really proud of their performance.
“I thought we were really good. We had a disallowed goal which was definitely a goal and that was disappointing. Jono missed one from a few yards out.
“Overall I’m really proud but it’s bitter-sweet. I’m proud of the way the lads took it to them.”