Date: 1st January 2020 at 7:10pm
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Rotherham United got their third win on the bounce this afternoon by beating a well organised Blackpool side by two goals to one at the New York Stadium.

Speaking after the win the Millers Manager Paul Warne told iFOLLOW that he didn’t want to draw the game this afternoon and that’s why he made attacking substitutions throughout the second half.

‘I thought we deserved to go in at half-time in the lead,’ the Millers Boss said, ‘and I actually thought their goal looked offside. I made the substitutions to give them (Blackpool) something to think about.

‘We probably didn’t create as many chances to win comfortably as I’d have liked but I can’t knock the lads’ efforts.

‘On the whole if we play with that amount of passion and effort and not win then there will be no complaints from me.’

Warney had some good things to say about Newcastle loanee Dan Barlaser who for me, again, was the Man of the Match, saying that if you took him out of the eleven at the moment it wouldn’t be the same team. And I think he’s right. His corners have been really good these past few games, he’s come on in leaps and bounds for me which might be because he’s getting more game time and his work off the ball has been very good. I think it was fitting he scored the winning goal today – and what a free-kick it was! Although, we understand, it was actually a bit of ‘genius’ between Matt Hamshaw who told Warney that he thought it would be a good kick for Barlaser to take which Warney then relayed to the field of play. Well done the bench!

Despite the Millers ending today in second place in the table the Gaffer said, ‘I still don’t think we are as good as we can be.’

Is that another way of saying ‘bring it on!’?!

 
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