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POST-MATCH | We deserved a point - Warne

27 October 2018

Rotherham United boss Paul Warne said his side were more than worthy of a point, and it could have been more after Michael Smith's second-half strike earned a share of the spils at Preston.

The Millers were behind just before the interval when Tom Barkhuizen headed in a corner at the near post, but Warne's side battled back in the second-half to earn a point after Smith struck from Ryan Williams' right-wing cross.

Warne conceded to the waiting press corps that he was unhappy with some aspects of the first-half, but felt his side's second-half showing more than warranted a share of the points, with the Millers looking most likely to win according to the Millers boss.

"I think the lads did enough to get a draw," said Warne.

"Smithy had a great chance first-half which smacked the post, their 'keeper made a great save from Vass (Kyle Vassell). 

"We got a deserved goal, and we were more than deserving of a point. I was disappointed with the first-half, I thought that we took too many chances in the middle of the pitch which I told them not to. There were too many sideways passes for my liking. They out-numbered us there and I don't think we were forceful enough and quick enough in the first-half. 

"I told them at half-time and I asked them to play in a different way in the second-half. They did that and I thought if nothing else this group have got unbelievable character. I don't know when the last time was when we came back from behind in a Championship game, especially away from home, so I am really pleased with what they are trying to do. 

"I thought that after we rode the initial storm, we were really in the game. Our record on defending set-pieces has been pretty good this year, but I was disappointed we lost the goal when we did because I thought that we were in a really good spell. We were on the front foot, so that was disappointing.

"Like I said, the second-half we were really good and I thought that we were the team that was going to win it."


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