Rotherham United Manager Paul Warne said it was a good end to a good season after he saw his Millers team win by the narrowest of margins in the sun this evening.
Speaking after the one-nil win over Blackpool to Radio Sheffield the Millers Boss said, ‘We tried to motivate the lads but it was a really hot day and our strengths are sometimes our weaknesses. We are a really high energy team but in this heat I think it took a lot out of them.
‘Blackpool were a very good team and we knew it would be a tough game but I’m proud of the lads. We kept a clean sheet and I thought Marek (Rodak) was outstanding and a couple of his saves got us out of trouble.
‘We got through injury free. I made three or four changes and then made the subs pretty early to try and keep everyone ticking along. I was a bit worried when Ikie (Michael Ihiekwe) got a booking early on and saw him pull out of a tackle a bit later. I could have made more changes but there’s a thin line because you want to rest them but you also want to keep them game sharp.
‘It’s a good end to a pretty good season and it was good that we got on the pitch at the end to show our appreciation to the fans. All my staff dedicate their lives to this club but people only appreciate it when you win. We work hard for the club but we enjoy working for this club. It was good to see Jamie Proctor walk round at the end with his daughter. To end the season on a near-on full house when it looked like everyone was wearing red it makes me go home really proud.
‘With the win today it means we can go into the play-off games with a smile on our face and try our best for this club.’