Rotherham United Manager Paul Warne thought that both teams wanted to win the game this afternoon at the New York Stadium.
Speaking after the two-one defeat to Oxford, the Millers Manager told iFOLLOW thought his team should have had a penalty in the first half going on to say, ‘I thought we’d go out and win in the second half but I think they (Oxford) kept their attacks better than we did.’
I actually thought Oxford looked a well organised team who defended well and took any opportunity that came their way while, and this is just my opinion, we were a bit slip-shod with some of our crosses, especially into the box and didn’t fight as much as they did although there were a number of players who I thought could have got the Man of the Match. Michael Ihiekwe did get it and deserved it but then I would also like to mention Matthew Olosunde who was probably our best tackler of the afternoon and did well as did Jake Hastie and Jamie Lindsay – and, of course, Daniel Iversen saved us from a pasting.
‘I’m disappointed that we lost,’ the Gaffer went on to say, ‘but we have another game on Wednesday night and we are still just three points off the play-offs. We lost to a very good team who I thought were excellent.’
The Millers Boss got emotional when he spoke about the sudden death of supporter Charlie Hunter and thanked both sets of fans for the standing ovation in her memory.
The Oxford Manager Karl Robinson told the Oxford Mail that the win at the New York Stadium was a ‘massive step in the right direction’.
‘We’ve got so many big players out but we’ve been brilliant and I’m really proud of my team,’ the U’s Boss said going on to dedicate the win to the Oxford fan who recently passed away.