Paul Warne talks to www.themillers.co.uk...
Manager Paul Warne gave out praise to both his senior professionals and up and coming youngsters after a 2-0 win at North Ferriby last night.
Warne gave some extra game time to some members of his first-team setup, and also took the opportunity to run the rule over the Millers' Academy prospects who supplemented his matchday squad.
The Millers boss praised the attitude of his senior figures, whilst also admitting that he was impressed with a host of the younger players after another solid pre-season outing.
"It was good to win again because obviously that is good habit to be in," Warne told www.themillers.co.uk
"It was a clean sheet too, and that was down to Lewis Price saving a penalty. I thought that first-half we weren't great we didn't move the ball quick enough, but second-half we were excellent.
Summer signing Ryan Williams made it two goals in as many days, with a cool finish at North Ferriby adding to his delicate lob at the Proact Stadium on Tuesday night, while the likes of Anthony Forde and Jerry Yates impressed after also being involved against the Spireites.
Warne was quick to praise the attitudes displayed by his professionals but admitted a number of youngsters did their chances no harm with solid performances at the EON Visual Stadium.
"You can see the attitude of the pros. It was first class,” he explained.
“It would have been easy for some of them to turn up and think the game was beneath them. We don't have those type of players here though, they showed a great attitude and their performances were generally good.
"Ryan Williams scored a great goal on the stroke of half-time, it was a terrific finish. We created some good chances too, and it was good to give some of the pros some extra game time that they needed.
"These games are a great chance for the kids to show what they can do. It is a long season, there are plenty of games and if there is a situation where we need extra bodies in training or in a cup game, it is good to know there are players who we can potentially call upon. I was really impressed with the young lads tonight.”
“Fordey, Willo (Ryan Williams), Belaid, Jerry Yates and Dom Ball came off, so at the end of the game we had the chance to get the youngsters playing together. I thought Reece McGinley out wide left was excellent, as was Akeem Hinds at left-back was brilliant.
“It was the first time that I have really seen him play and he was excellent, he didn't put a foot wrong. Mason Warren did 90 minutes after playing 45 the day before, so massive respect to him. It was a good game for us. It was a good competitive, physical game and I think for the young lads especially it was a good learning curve. There were no injury issues again, everyone got what they needed from the game so I am really pleased.”