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MILLERS boss Paul Warne was quick to express his pride at his side’s three-goal victory over Northampton Town thanks to goals from Michael Smith, David Ball and Richie Towell.
At a snowy Sixfields Stadium, the Millers banished the memory of back-to-back league defeats to record a comfortable victory in front of a thousand plus Millers following.
Speaking to the assembled media afterwards, Warne believed his side were worthy winners in Northamptonshire, in testing playing conditions.
“I’m very pleased,” Warne enthused.
“I thought our performance was very good. After a couple of defeats, we needed to put a flag back into the ground and we performed very well today. We limited them to very few chances and then got three good goals ourselves, which was hugely pleasing.”
Warne was quick to praise an all-round team performance against their relegation haunted hosts but the Millers boss singled out the performance of his strike pair Smith and Ball, who were a constant menace in the final third, as both players capped fine individual performances with well-taken strikes.
“It’s nice that both my strikers scored,” Warne added.
“I thought Smudge was virtually unplayable today. I thought he was excellent. I thought Will Vaulks, who played centre-half was very good while Matty (Palmer), who played his first game for a while, showed how he can control a game, in the second-half of the game.”