Date: 17th February 2018 at 9:15pm
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Rotherham United Manager Paul Warne told Freeview that he thought his side could have had more goals this afternoon at the New Meadow.

Speaking after beating Shrewsbury Town one-nil, the Millers Boss said, ‘I don’t think the conditions were conducive to good football and I don’t think either team put many passes together.

‘I thought we were a constant threat and on another day we might have scored more goals. I’ve no issues with my players missing as long as they keep trying. Semi (Ajayi) was three foot above everyone and put it wide, the ‘keeper made a great save off Bally (David Ball) and it fell to Semi but his strike was horrendous. I thought going in one-nil at half-time didn’t flatter us at all.

‘I think we are a lot more of a threat now on set-pieces and the lads believe they are going to score. The fact that Woody (Richard Wood) scored has given him a boost. He’s been brilliant for me all season.

‘Shrewsbury came out in the second half and gave us a challenge but our defending was resolute. Semi was outstanding today, he did loads of clearing headers and Richie and Will in the middle cover so much ground. Smithy (Michael Smith) was a constant handful and Bally drops into the ten and helps us out.

‘I thought all the eleven put a right shift in. It was difficult to make the subs. Fordey (Anthony Forde) said his back was tightening up a bit so I put Ryan Williams on, which isn’t a bad substitute to have.

‘Joe Mattock has just below a grade one tear so he wouldn’t have made it for this one but we might have him for next week.

‘We’ve been good away from home this year and we’re on a good run of form and the fans have kindly backed the team and people left happy.

‘This team are a joy to manage and I’m a lucky man. There’s thirteen more games to go and we will try to win every game.’




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