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POST MATCH | Warne 'really pleased' after away success

7 October 2017

Paul Warne post Rochdale...

Rotherham United boss Paul Warne hailed his side’s performance after the Millers completed their second away success of the season after beating Rochdale 1-0 at Spotland.

The decisive goal came in the second half when defender Richard Wood headed in from a corner to claim his first goal of the season, and move the Millers up to fourth in the Sky Bet League One standings.

Speaking to the assembled media afterwards, Warne was quick to express his pride at the nature of his side’s performance in rain-soaked conditions at Spotland.

"I am really pleased. Our away form hasn't been ace this season but I think that our performances have been good,” Warne remarked.

"I said to the lads, at home, we play some great football in parts and are good to watch and to come to places like this, in horrendous conditions, it's going to be an uglier game and you've got to come and be ugly and pick up points.

“Hopefully at the end of the season, the points you pick up away will be important for us. Before I came here, I'd have took a point to be honest. I didn't set up to take a point. The fact is we have won and played well in some difficult conditions and defended really well.”

Buoyed by a thousand plus travelling contingent, Warne paid tribute to the Millers fans, who will return over the Pennines in good heart following a difficult spell on the road, in recent times.

“We have brought a lot of fans here today and it sort of felt like an inbetween game,” Warne added.

“The fans were nice and loud and it helped the lads. Rich (O’Donnell) was excellent in goal and the back lads did excellent. We are really proud of the lads. It wasn't a game of lots of chances. Overall, there was some really good performances and there are some tired lads in there but they are really pleased with what they have done.”


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