Paul Warne hails the Millers third goal at Northampton...
Rotherham United supporters that were in attendance at a freezing cold Northampton Town on Saturday might not have considered themselves all that lucky in the thick of the sub-zero temperatures that gripped the UK last weekend, but were on hand to witness a goal that Paul Warne believes is the best he has seen during his time with the club.
The Millers boss was left purring as his side capped the scoreline with a flowing passing move that began deep inside their own half before Irishman Richie Towell applied a classy finish to beat former teammate Richard O’Donnell in the Cobblers’ goal.
Speaking in the build-up to Saturday’s trip to Southend, Warne was full of superlatives for the superb team goal.
"It is easily the best team goal I have seen,” he told www.themillers.co.uk.
“I think that there were seven players involved, and they all made the right decisions on the ball.
“They were all pretty unselfish, and then Richie Towell runs from behind the referee in his own half to finish it off with a good finish.
“I was pleased for Richie because I have asked him to play in a different way and he had a few attempts on Saturday - Rich O'Donnell made a great save for one of them - he also had one blocked, but he got his just rewards at the end with the goal."
The game at Sixfields saw Warne once again shuffle his pack after defeat at MK Dons, with Matt Palmer included in the starting 11 for just the second time since his January switch from Burton Albion.
There were returns in the wide positions for Ryan Williams and Jon Taylor too, with the Millers boss pleased with the overall discipline of his rejigged pack.
"I was obviously pleased with the way we played. We had to freshen things up because a few looked jaded after Tuesday's game,” Warne explained.
“It was disappointing to have had back-to-back defeats, it is obviously not what we set out to do. We changed it again, and we played with much better shape.
“We had Matty Palmer in the middle, changed the wingers and I brought Josh and Bally back, and I think we played really well. We dominated the game and I thought that we were pretty comfortable.”