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POST MATCH | Bright start inspires Millers win - Warne

26 December 2017

Paul Warne post Bury...

MILLERS chief Paul Warne praised his side’s lightning start at Bury, which paved the way for their comfortable 3-0 victory at Gigg Lane.

The Millers were quick out of the blocks in Lancashire thanks to David Ball’s composed finish which was soon followed by Lee Frecklington’s neat header. Despite a second-half rally from the hosts, Will Vaulks’ thunderbolt, near the end, ensured that Warne’s men returned over the Pennines with maximum points- to earn their third victory in four games.

Speaking to the assembled media afterwards, Warne was quick to pay tribute to his side’s ability to take early charge of the Roses clash despite difficult conditions.

“I thought we were pretty good. We started really, really well and we pressed high up the pitch,” Warne enthused.

“We try and win the ball back and give ourselves chances to score and in the first 15 minutes we were virtually unplayable.

“We got two goals and were on top. I was right behind Bally’s so I knew as soon as he hit it, it was in. There were some really good performances and I get back on the bus to Yorkshire happy.”

Warne was handsomely rewarded with his decision to keep faith with his MK Dons starters for the trip over the M62 and the Millers chief explained that his side showed glimpses of their impressive early season form during the handsome victory.

“I don’t know if it surprised people that Kieffer did not start the game but Jerry more than deserved to keep his shirt and I like to reward excellence,” Warne revealed.

“I thought the guys played well on Saturday, so we set up exactly the same.

“There are no easy games in this league. If they had got a goal, the fans may have been quite loud and got behind the team. It’s good to quieten the crowd and we did that by getting the two goals and this set us up for a nice afternoon.

“It looked like our early season form today. We were exciting to watch at times. It was not the best conditions but we pressed high and we’ve got fit lads. That’s how we want to play and luckily for me, it came off.


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