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POST-MATCH | Warne pleased as Millers record maximum points at Pride Park

16 January 2021

Millers manager Paul Warne gave his thoughts on a brilliant 1-0 victory at Derby County this afternoon.

Jamie Lindsay struck the only goal of the game with 86 minutes on the clock to give the Millers a priceless win on the road.

"I'm really pleased. Away from home and a clean sheet - a goal late on which is my favourite sort. We managed to see out the last few minutes which we've been criticised for before for not seeing games out.

“Overall, we're really pleased with the performance. I asked the lads to get a clean sheet and they've gone and got it. I thought Jamal was excellent - backed up by ten lads in front of him. I thought, first half, we were the better team. However, our goalkeeper worked more than theirs and that was the only disappointment for me.

“I thought we put loads of dangerous balls in. Then, second half, they had more possession but didn't create a great deal. Then we were lucky with the suckerpunch at the end, although in fairness - I can say this because I told him - he should have scored before that! I'm really proud of Jamie, I think he's been brilliant this season. He deserves more than a goal how he's been playing. 

“The lads give everything for us every week. We are obviously going to play against teams in the Championship who have players that are better than ours, quicker than ours. I understand that but it doesn't mean that our lads aren't giving their all every week. It's tough for us. We've only had four wins even though we've had some really good performances.

“The last three games, we were excellent at Blackburn and got nothing. We played against Barnsley and were absolutely dead on our feet and only lost by one goal. We were excellent at Everton and lost. We probably weren't at our best today and I'm a little bit disappointed with some of our play but really pleased with the result. It's testament to the group I've got. The lads run through brick walls for us and I think the world of our team. All the staff, coaches, medical team and sports team, were all out spending three hours clearing the snow yesterday so they all deserve a part of this win.”

Three points, a clean sheet and players returning – it made for a great afternoon for Paul Warne as he looks forward to welcoming more players back into the squad.

“It's nice having Robbo and Sean Mac (MacDonald),” added Warne. “I was tempted to put Sean on but he just isn't, physically, in the place to come on the pitch yet. He probably will be, maybe, on Tuesday night. I politely brought Sean as a cheerleader because he's a brilliant pro, as is Robbo. It gives the dressing room a massive boost. Next week, we have Kieran (Sadlier) and Chieo (Ogbene) back as well.”

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