30/03/2019 3:00 pm
Referee: Tim Robinson
|Derby County||Rotherham United|
|Waghorn (13 pen, 42, 71 pen), Johnson (39), Mount (48), Holmes (62)||Wood (53)|
|Malone (Cole 76)||Jones|
|Holmes||Taylor (Towell 45)|
|Mount (Bennett 76)||Williams|
|Waghorn (Marriott 81)||Wiles (Crooks 45)|
|Lawrence||Yates (Forde 78)|
Rotherham United’s biggest defeat of the season came at Derby yesterday – when, for me, the Millers never really got into the game.
I’ll be honest, I’m actually surprised we got thirty-two per cent of possession and eight shots at goal – I really can’t recall that many – of which four were said to be on target. And, our shooting accuracy of fifty per cent was actually better than the host’s at forty-seven per cent – though, let’s be fair, they could have had at least another two goals. And, the Millers actually had more corners than Derby with it being three to one.
Things definitely went pear-shaped yesterday. We can do better and, in fact, we have to do better.
As it stands, we are one point adrift of Millwall but they have a game in hand.
We can look back at the points we’ve dropped, especially at home, notably against Norwich (and, yes, I know they are top of the table, against Sheffield Wednesday both home and away, even as far back as our home game with Hull which I feel we should have got a point from. And we all know what points make don’t we – prizes.
At the start of the season I’d like to have thought we’d have been safe by now – as it stands I’d settle for a last game last minute goal to get us a last grasp point to stay in the Championship. Even then, I think I might be grasping at straws.