Date: 3rd February 2018 at 7:26pm
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Rotherham United Manager Paul Warne gave midfielder Matty Palmer his debut this afternoon against Wimbledon since joining last week from Burton.

The twenty-two year old was thrown in at the deep end after Richie Towell was declared unfit to play with a knee injury.

Speaking after this afternoon’s home win, Warney told Freeview that he hadn’t really wanted to play Matty saying, ‘I like players to get used to the tempo in training and the way we play and I’d rather he’d have watched us play.

‘But I thought he did really well. He was really calm on the ball and I think the lads need to trust him more. He’s always trying to pass forward and put it through the eye of the needle.

‘He’s a good player and I was pleased with him.’

Going on to speak about his loan signing Caolan Lavery who joined last week on loan from Sheffield United, and came off the bench this afternoon, Warney said, ‘I think everyone can see why I’ve brought Lavs here.

‘He’s a hard worker but isn’t quite as match fit as he’d like to be. Another weeks training will do him good and I think he’ll add a massive part to this team.’

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