Rotherham United interim manager Wayne Carlisle was proud of his side’s display as they took a well-earned point back north following a resolute display against hosts Birmingham City.
The Millers were good value for a share of the spoils at St Andrew’s Stadium and they came within a whisker of their first Sky Bet Championship away win on the road when Sam Nombe struck the woodwork before Ollie Rathbone had a shot cleared off the line in the second half.
“I’m delighted with the way the boys went about their business today although it is tinged with a little bit of disappointment because we should have come away with the three points. People may have said in the past we’ve been a little bit of a soft touch away from home, but we certainly weren’t that today.
“It was the same formation that we’ve been playing (4-2-3-1). There was no difference in it. The difference was the mindset and mentality. It’s hard to single out individuals. The whole team and the players who came onto the pitch were a credit to themselves.
“The game was what Rotherham United look like at their best. We were like that against Leeds and we were like that again today. The trade off it is hard to do it back to back with the squad with how it is at the minute.
“I’m looking forward to Swansea. That is a big game for us. It’s definitely a winnable game for us, especially at home. I think we, the players and the fans have to take confidence from today and if we go about it right and have the energy in the team, we can stand up to it.”