Rotherham United Manager Paul Warne couldn’t have been anything but delighted after seeing his team come back from two-nil down away from home to pick up all three points in a three-two win.
Speaking to iFOLLOW the Millers Boss said, ‘We started the game really poor and I didn’t recognise our players for the first twenty minutes (Ed Note – I don’t think they recognised each other!) and we showed them (MK Dons) too much respect but the second half performance was more like us.
‘We made changes at half-time, a few players were carrying a few things and I thought the subs had a real positive affect.’
Warney is right, they did. I don’t know what the plan was in the first half but it didn’t work. At half-time I couldn’t find a positive from the performance but I also thought we were always going to come out in the second half and do better (to be honest,we couldn’t do much worse). And I also felt that as long as they didn’t score again we had a chance. And we had more than one chance, even had the room to miss a penalty, and we drew level. Once we’d got the equaliser I knew there was always the possibility that we’d get a third – of course, there was always the possibility that the Dons would get another too. But they didn’t, we did and jobs a good ‘un.
Kyle Vassell and Freddie Ladapo did very well together today – now that Vas appears to be fit will they start together on Tuesday night? We will have to wait and see.
‘From an entertainment point of view,’ Warney carried on, ‘if you are a Rotherham fan today you would have loved it.’
Yeah, hmm. None of us there loved the first half. Warney also said he ‘thought they’d get booed off at half-time’ and there were definitely boos coming from our section. Something I don’t like to hear and something I haven’t heard for a while. But yes, the second half was entertaining. But then again, you can’t just play half a game can you – or, actually, obviously we can!