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POST MATCH | Warne proud after Rotherham comeback

9 December 2017

MILLERS chief Paul Warne explained that there were celebratory scenes in the Rotherham dressing room after David Ball’s second-half brace helped them overturn a first-half deficit to record their first win in eight games at the expense of Blackpool.

The Millers had a mountain to climb at the interval following Kelvin Mellor’s superb first-half strike, but Ball levelled matters with a close range finish following Will Vaulks’ long-throw before the diminutive striker headed home his third league goal on the season – with three minutes to go, to send the thousand strong Millers fans home in jubilant mood.

Speaking to the assembled media afterwards, Warne was quick to express his pride at his side’s much-improved second-half showing.

“I was pretty excited to be honest. It’s been a while since we tasted victory. It felt like a promotion in the dressing room,” Warne enthused.

“There were a lot of things I didn’t like at half time. We shook it up. I’m glad the lads have stopped the points rot. It’s a good day at the office for us.”

The Millers started the game with a 3-5-2 formation but Warne made changes at half-time with Anthony Forde and Jerry Yates introduced into the fray and the duo made a positive impact, as the Millers looked a transformed outfit after the break – to the delight of the Millers boss.

“We had to change it at half-time. I made some changes and played a different way and we were more on the front foot,” Warne added.

“We worked on a 3-5-2 all week but unfortunately Frecks dropped out last night and it didn’t work aswell as it had in training.

“We were desperate not to concede and as bad as we were going forward, defensively we looked all right.

“I came in at half-time and realised we needed to change. I thought Jerry and Fordey had massive impacts. We had a lot more legs behind us and it allowed us to get behind them a lot more.

“Bally got his two goals and his work rate was unbelievable. I’m really proud. He’s the best footballer we have at the club. I’m really pleased for him.

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