Date: 21st November 2020 at 7:23pm
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Rotherham United Manager Paul Warne was expecting his team to go into the game with Swansea City ‘full of confidence’ after their last game before the international break was a win – but that didn’t quite happen.

Speaking to Radio Sheffield after this afternoon’s one-nil loss at the Liberty Stadium the Millers Boss said that his thoughts about the game were ‘mixed’.

‘I thought the first half was as poor as we’ve been this season,’ the Gaffer said, ‘but I pick the team so that’s down to me. We didn’t win any fifty/fifty balls, we didn’t win enough headers and we didn’t play with any confidence. I was frustrated.

‘But as the game went on I thought we got better though, obviously, Swansea still had chances to score. I thought the subs came on and had a positive impact.’

I wholeheartedly agree with the statement about the subs. I said in my report that I was a bit concerned when I saw the changes but am glad to be proved wrong. Trevor Clarke had a very good forty-five minutes and I thought he linked up well with Kyle Vassell, another sub, while Michael Smith got into the oppositions box on a few occasions and Mickel Miller go himself into some good positions.

During the second half the Millers had a good shout for a handball which referee Matthew Donohue chose to ignore.

‘I spoke to the ref,’ Warney said, ‘ and he told me that his arm was in a natural position. I’ve seen it back and it definitely is not.’

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