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POST MATCH | Warne frustration after Bradford defeat

16 September 2017

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MILLERS chief Paul Warne believed his side were worthy of a share of the spoils as they fell to a narrow defeat at the hands of White Rose rivals Bradford City.

Romain Vincelot’s first-half header turned the tight affair in the Bantams favour despite the Millers penning the hosts deep into their half, for long periods of the Valley Parade clash.

Speaking to the assembled press corps afterwards, Warne bemoaned his side’s lack of luck in front of goal, in West Yorkshire.

“It’s a reaction of disappointment,” Warne admitted.

“I thought we were more than good enough for a point. I did not think that apart from the goal and the one cleared from the line that they ripped us apart.

“We had one cleared from the line as well and Frecks had a shot blocked. Their keeper (Colin Doyle) was outstanding.”

In the aftermath of Vincelot’s opener, the Millers almost got themselves back on level terms when Doyle denied Jon Taylor initially before former Leeds defender Matthew Kilgallon came to the home side’s rescue with a miraculous goal line clearance from Taylor’s follow-up with Kieffer Moore lurking for a tap-in.

With chances few and far between in a feisty encounter, Warne was disappointed with the manner of Bradford’s winning goal, in a game which saw the Millers' recent three match winning run come to an end.

“It was a scrappy Yorkshire derby,” Warne added.

“It was exciting for the neutral especially. I thought we should have come away with a point. There were not too many blatantly clear cut chances. There was a lot of fight and a lot of scraps, a typically Yorkshire derby in that respect.

“I’ve said to the lads when we go away. People have got a lot of respect for how we play and we cannot afford to start the game like that. We’ve worked all week on how to stop crosses into the box and they scored in the middle of our goal which was massively disappointing.

“I thought the lads kept to it although we were a little direct at times. We threw the kitchen sink at the end but it was not enough today.”


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