Rotherham United Manager Paul Warne saw his team get another away victory yesterday when they beat former Millers Manager Steve Evans‘ Gillingham at the Priestfield Stadium
Speaking after the three-nil win the Millers Boss told iFOLLOW that he thought his team were ‘really decent’.
‘I thought Gillingham put us under some pressure at the start of the second half and the wind caused us a bit of difficulty to win the first ball but I asked my defenders to stand up and be counted and when there was a bit of pressure we dealt with it pretty well.’
Warney also said that ‘we were trying to leave our wingers one v one.’ And there’s me thinking we were trying to look after our wingers by leaving them on the bench.
The Gaffer also praised goalkeeper Daniel Iversen and Jamie Lindsay who he said was ‘outstanding’ and the subs who ‘came on and did well’ while saying ‘Crooksy’s got an eye for a goal’ – which I think was a bit of an understated way to say ‘what a cracker from Matt Crooks’!
Gills Manager Steve Evans told their Official Site that he thought the scoreline was ‘harsh’.
‘We are poor for the goal and you have to say it’s a great finish for the boy Crooks, but we are on the back foot and struggling. In the second half I think we are camped it their half and we’ve made a number of good half opportunities. We will take nothing away from Rotherham, they’ve spent fortunes and I’ve been the benefactor of it. They’ve got a good squad and a good manager and some great supporters.’
Maybe that ‘they’ spent fortunes should be ‘I spent fortunes when I was there’?
Going back to the now Rotherham Boss, Warney said, ‘I’m really pleased how they lads played away from home.’
Both the Millers left-backs had to leave the pitch early – Trevor Clarke with an ankle injury at half-time and Joe Mattock who walked gingerly from the pitch in the second half after having treatment but the Gaffer doesn’t expect either to be ‘a long term problem’.