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POST-MATCH | We're disappointed not to have won it - Warne

10 April 2021

Rotherham United boss Paul Warne assessed his side’s display having earned a point at Huddersfield Town.

The Millers could have had all three points after a strong second half display, but the result was scoreless in West Yorkshire.

“I hope it doesn’t come and bite us,” said Warne.

“We drive performances and from the goalkeeper right up to Smudge up top, was pretty excellent. I can’t have any complaints about the performance. I’m hugely disappointed we haven’t come away with three points.

“We get on the bus thinking we’re a point closer to where we want to be. If we perform like that three out of four games, although we do need to turn them into wins. I’m really proud of the group and have got no complaints. If we’d have taken a chance, we might have come away with everything.”

Both Matt Crooks and Ben Wiles had excellent chances to score when a goal seemed the only possible outcome after two brilliant moves in each half, but it wasn’t to be.

“For me, it doesn’t detract from an amazing performance. I’m never going to criticise my players, even more so after a performance like that. I just expected the net to ripple but it just wasn’t to be. At half time I said to Crooksy about his, he said it just hit the lad’s calf and hit the post. Then Wilesy in the 87th minute would have been a dream day. Nobody deserved it more than him, I thought he was excellent today.

“Viktor came for everything. I asked him to be brave and he’s settled into his position at the club well. Woody was back in the middle of a three. We’ve hit the post and bar, Wingy’s hit one to the top corner, we’ve had a goal disallowed for offside. We have to get out of here and warm up for the next game!

“Obviously I thought it was a penalty. Whether we’d have scored it was another question! I have seen them given. In fairness to the ref, he let a lot of physical things go, which I prefer.

“I thought, as a Yorkshire derby, it wasn’t a boring 0-0, it was exciting.”

Turning his attention to next week’s packed schedule, Warne continued: “We’ll pick them up and patch them up. I know Matty (Olosunde) is struggling with his calf. Jamie Lindsay’s struggling with his lungs. Generally, we’ll try and get them ready for the next battle on Tuesday night. The lads have left a lot out there today on the pitch. I’ll look at the GPS and try and make some sensible decisions.”


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