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POST-MATCH | It was a cruel blow at the end - Taylor

22 April 2023

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POST-MATCH | It was a cruel blow at the end - Taylor

22 April 2023

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Millers boss Matt Taylor was disappointed with the nature of his side’s last gasp reversal at the hands of Bristol City, but he was quick to state that their status in England’s second tier was still very much in their hands with just three games to go.

Jordan Hugill’s spot kick looked set to give the Millers a valuable point in their Sky Bet Championship survival fight but sub Andi Weimann left them empty-handed with he popped up with a late winner.

“It was a cruel blow at the end, especially on the back of that second-half performance. I didn’t like us first half. I thought we were off the pace in too many areas. The only blessing at half-time was that it was only one-nil despite our performance levels. We cannot afford to start the way we did.

“It gave us the opportunity to change it in the second half. We certainly did that and we were much improved with our overall movement and our use of the ball. We were the better team in the second half. Sometimes goals go against you and it hurts more when it was so late.

“We worked so hard to get ourselves back in the game. We were back level and we had more opportunities to possibly go ahead. We chased the game from half-time onwards and we chased it pretty well. All the substitutes made a difference for us.

“For the winning goal, it was a clearance from a corner. We did not cover the space well enough. It was an incredible header from Woody, but unfortunately it goes straight up in the air and Cohen (Bramall) and Woody collide and then a ricochet off Viktor (Johansson), so a little bit of luck was against us in the last minutes of the game.

“It hurts right now because we’ve taken nothing from the game. The pressure will build to whatever is next but we have to approach it like we did in the second half. We looked a good side in the second half. We will take a positive feeling from that second half performance.”


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