Rotherham United got through to the next round of the Carabao Cup last night by beating Wigan Athletic three-one.
After the game at the New York Stadium Millers Boss Paul Warne said he was ‘pretty pleased’ with his players.
He told Radio Sheffield that he’d asked a couple of players to play ‘out of position’ and thought they’d done OK.
I actually thought skipper for the night Semi Ajayi did well in the sitting role he was asked to play in but wasn’t so sure about Ryan Williams playing a more midfield roll. For me he’s not a midfielder he’s a winger. He’s quick, got some good ball skills and has the physique of a winger. David Ball played a ‘narrow wide right’ a position he looked ill at ease with and, for me, didn’t work at all.
Obviously Proctor with his two goals was going to get the Man of the Match but young local lad Ben Wiles looked so comfortable last night and I thought had a great game.
‘I thought we always looked a threat from set-pieces,’ Warney said. We did. I thought we did last season too. Carrying on the Millers Gaffer said, ‘It was about the we and not the me tonight and I’m proud of the effort the lads put in. It was a good days work.’
Like Warney, Wigan Manager Paul Cook made a number of changes last night saying he thought there were some strong performances from his team. Wigan did have more possession last night and dominated in spells with Millers’ ‘keeper Lewis Price having more to do than his counterpart at the other end.
But, in the end, I think the Millers deserved to go through into the next round.