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POST-MATCH | We go into the final day. It's a rollercoaster but it is why everyone loves the game - Warne

26 April 2022

Rotherham United boss Paul Warne was full of praise for his side after they came close to all-but-securing promotion before being pegged back by Sunderland in a crunch Sky Bet League One encounter between two clubs vying for a place in the second tier...

"When you're 1-0 up, you're always vulnerable. Obviously, Sunderland were throwing the kitchen sink and rightfully so.

"I thought we rode the pressure quite well, we just needed that second goal which we didn't get and then you're always susceptible to that one ball or slashed clearance and unfortunately, it just wasn't meant to be.

"I've said to the lads then that I'm really proud of them. I love them and they're amazing kids.

"They're devastated but I'm a fatalist and if it isn't meant to be, it isn't meant to be.

"I thought it was a really good game in a great atmosphere.

"I told the lads beforehand that if they are going to get promoted then if you do it at somewhere like Sunderland it will stick with you forever.

"I told them that the date 26th April might be something that connects them forever.

"It would be some feat for us to get promotion to the Championship from the hardest League One I've ever seen.

"I thought we played with a real confidence and there were some really good performances.

"Take nothing away from Sunderland, I thought they probably deserved a draw.

"It is sore at the moment, don't get me wrong.

“We now go into the final day. It’s a bit of a rollercoaster, but it is why everyone loves the game.”


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