Date: 12th January 2008 at 8:51pm
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Rotherham United’s hat-trick hero, Derek Holmes spoke to Radio Sheffield after today’s three-one win over Lincoln.

‘It’s always nice to score goals,’ he said,’ and it’s only the second hat-trick of my career. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time and there were three fantastic passes for my goals.

‘We started at 4-3-3 today and I think that suits us with Pablo (Mils) just sitting back a bit. Mark Robins works us hard and he takes the strikers away and works with them which I think has helped us to gel. To be honest, I’m just happy to be playing and it was good to bounce back after the defeat last weekend.

‘Their goal was a bit of a calamity between Graham Coughlan and Andy Warrington but that happens in football and they have been great for us this season.

‘We knew it would be a difficult game today and that we had to bounce back and I think we did that in style. We just have to keep going now.’