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POST-MATCH | We went toe-to-toe with them - Taylor

26 December 2022

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POST-MATCH | We went toe-to-toe with them - Taylor

26 December 2022

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Rotherham United boss Matt Taylor praised the effort levels of his side after a much-improved home performance which yielded a 2-2 draw with Stoke City on Boxing Day, whilst admitting that honest errors were what cost the Millers three points on Monday afternoon...

“Obviously, the goals are slightly disappointing and we needed to hold onto the lead for a little bit longer. At times we lacked quality like we sometimes do, but the effort was certainly there and the endeavour.

“It was a match up game and we went toe-to-toe with a good opposition. Our only frustration are the two goals against.

“We felt as though we had a platform at the top of the pitch and I was a little bit worried when Tom got booked so early, but it provided a good enough platform and we had Chieo’s pace and legs constantly on the opposition.

“Conor was brave when we came on, although we didn't create much through the middle. I have to be honest in relation to that. Our midfielders never really drove through apart from a couple of fleeting moments in that first half and then you are just looking at who can make the difference in the biggest moments of the game.

“Mistakes happen on a football pitch, but we have to work so hard to score against the opposition and keep ourselves up the pitch. I was genuinely pleased with our shape and structure, but the biggest pleasing aspect is that the way the players went out again.

“I'd rather concede that type of goal than the goals that we conceded in the last couple of games sounds strange because you don't like any goal against, but they are as honest mistakes as you come in terms of two honest pros as well. You can quickly forgive and forget those moments. Sometimes they go against you and it’s a shame that both happened on the same day.”


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