Head Coach Leam Richardson was quick to praise the battling qualities of his Millers side as they frustrated EFL Cup semi-finalists Middlesbrough for large spells of the Riverside Stadium encounter before being denied a rare away victory by a late equaliser.
Cafu’s first goal for the club looked on course to give the Millers their first win of the road for well over a year but sub Marcus Forss dashed their hopes of the league double over Michael Carrick’s side with a well-taken leveller.
“For large parts of it, we were really competitive. The game panned out the way we thought it would have done. We are just disappointed with the goal we conceded.
“The disappointing thing is that when you take the lead, you want to impose yourself on the counter. Every goal can be avoided but I certainly can’t deny the output and commitment of the team. We spoke about that before the game that we needed that to get positive results and we certainly did that.
“I think you do (weather a storm) in most games in the Championship. At certain levels, you’ve got to make sure when it’s your bit of pressure and your actions within the game, that you make it count and it’s something we are improving upon daily, and when you defend, you’ve got to make sure you enjoy the challenge.
“I think the performance levels (away) have been to a reasonable standard and we want to improve upon that, both individually and collectively as a team. We want to add to the group and make sure when we go around the country to meet these challenges in these really good environments, to give a really good account of ourselves.”