Date: 29th April 2015 at 7:48pm
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Rotherham United midfielder Paul Green said that the team are ‘chuffed to bits’ that it’s all put to bed.

Greeny joined the Millers last summer and has made thirty-eight appearances including coming off the bench for the last few minutes in last night’s win over Reading.

Speaking to Radio Sheffield last night the thirty-two year old said, ‘It’s been a tough season and an up-and-down season.

‘Getting the three points taken off us put us right back in the relegation battle but the lads dug in today, the fans got behind us and we finished it off tonight. The deduction probably spurred us on and made us more determined. We had three games to get a win but what a massive point that was against Norwich. The defence and midfield were strong tonight and the attackers have worked their socks off.

‘I actually thought with the team we’ve got we could have kicked on and got a mid-table finish. We’ve had some last minute goals go in against us and loads of games where we’ve dropped points like the two against Blackpool and Fulham at home. And we are disappointed with that but it’s a great achievement to be staying in this league.

‘I’ve never been relegated in my career and touch wood it will never happen. But it must be damaging with confidence low and you’ve seen teams go out of the Championship and then out of League One.

‘I think we’ll get some fresh faces in next year and push on.’

Asked if he’d seen the comments on Twitter from Millwall’s Lee Gregory saying that the Millers ‘could bottle it’ Paul said, ‘It was plastered all over the changing room. He was maybe trying to get into our heads but it spurred us on and I think we’ve all re-tweeted him while we were celebrating in the changing rooms!’

Looking to Saturday’s visit to Elland Road where the last game of the season is against Paul’s former club Leeds United, Paul said, ‘I was there for two years and their crowd won’t want them to lose a Yorkshire derby. But it’s nice to go there knowing we’ve done the business but hopefully we’ll get a result there to take it into next year.’

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