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READ | The lads were excellent - Warne

11 January 2020

Paul Warne has lauded the performance of his Rotherham United players following the 3-1 victory away to Oxford United, and the Millers boss can't wait for the next fixture in Sky Bet League One with his men now on a six-game unbeaten run and top of the division.

On an entertaining afternoon at the Kassam Stadium, Kyle Vassell popped up with two goals and Richard Wood found the net in a commanding performance, and Warne insists the result was deserved.

"I thought we were really good, particularly in the first half, and we deservedly went in 3-0 up. We had a plan of how to play against them - we had to block inside spaces and we didn't mind defending crosses," he said.

"The lads were excellent and I told them to not let Oxford back into it during the second half because it was a dangerous scoreline. They made two attacking changes and brought good players on, but we're just pleased to come away with a win and roll on the next game."
Vassell scored twice and set up Wood for the third as Warne's men looked lethal on the break, and the manager was delighted with the way in which his side opened up their opponents.
"We tried to exploit the space on the counter-attack and we had pace to do that. The two up front were really reliable, so we knew that if we could win the ball back and pick the right pass, more often than not we'd get in," he added. 
"With that we were a constant threat and I was disappointed that we didn't score in the second half, but overall we are really pleased with our performance against a strong team." 

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