Date: 15th September 2021 at 11:07am
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Rotherham United Manager Paul Warne told Radio Sheffield Sounds that he thought the team performance was ‘bordering on outstanding’ after last night’s away point at Lincoln City.

Speaking after the Millers first draw of the campaign the Millers Boss said it was one of the most enjoyable games he’s had of managing this group of players.

‘I really enjoyed it, especially after the performance on Saturday.’

It was nothing like the performance on Saturday!

‘We are going to lose football matches,’ Warne carried on, ‘but it’s performances we have to strive for and that was very good tonight and I don’t think anyone would have argued if we’d got a second goal. We got cut open for their goal and I need to watch that back.

Not wanting to bring a damper on last night – because it was a brilliant display and a great game for any neutral – but I still feel not taking the chances to get the win is still a problem with our team. Yes, their goalkeeper was in excellent form and rightly announced as Man of the Match, but all those chances ….

Carrying on Warney said, ‘T (Bola) came in tonight, Dan (Barlaser) came in tonight, Reg came in tonight (Rarmani Edmonds-Green ), Joe Mattock came in tonight. . . .’

And all of them did well.

‘. . . and we are going to keep making changes. I asked them to play at a level and I thought we played at a level tonight that if I was a football fan I’d want to see my team play.

‘The fans were excellent tonight, I can’t say enough the difference the fans make for the atmosphere and drive for the team.’

One of the things we saw last night was Paul Warne storming over to the Fourth Official – something we usually see him leave to Matt Hamshaw or Richie Barker to be honest. Chieo Ogbene was obviously (well to most in the stadium but not the referee) fouled and was on the floor when Lincoln took the ball from him and went on to score. ‘It’s frustrating,’ the Boss said, ‘he was completely blocked. Chieo was absolutely smoking them down the right hand side and they took him out.’

And the same player did exactly the same thing not ten minutes later (didn’t you Jamie Robson) and let’s be honest if he’d got a foul against him, maybe a yellow card, for the first incident then it’s probable he wouldn’t have done it again. Hey ho, I suppose these things happen.

And you can’t really be disappointed about a point away from home – can you?

 
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