Rotherham United Manager Paul Warne told iFOLLOW that he was pleased with his sides point away from home yesterday.
And so he should be. You can’t dis an away point whoever you are playing. And, I feel, it was a well deserved point. And we kept a clean sheet and it’s a while since we kept one of those.
The Millers Boss completely changed the shape of the team yesterday seemingly putting as many ‘big’ lads on the pitch as he could to try and counteract Millwall’s ability at set-pieces and, you have to say, it sort of worked.
Speaking after the goalless draw at the New Den, Warney said, ‘It was a bit marmitey. There was good and bad. It was a pretty ugly game first half and there wasn’t enough bite about us but I thought we were the stronger team in the second half.’
I have to agree. I thought both teams were shocking in the first half with the Millers finding themselves penned into their own half for much of it but they came out in the second half and had a go which you can’t really ask for any more than that away from home on a pitch that wasn’t the best.
Talking about the opposition, Warney went on to say, ‘Millwall make it hard for you, they’ve won five in seven and I think they are an excellent team.’
Meanwhile Millwall Manager Neil Harris told their Official Site that Rotherham were the biggest side they’d played against and thought his side had the better of the first half, creating some chances saying, ‘but in the second half they (Rotherham) did what they do well getting the ball forward and throwing everything into the box. They played with a back five, well back six really and I’m delighted with the clean sheet and looking at it as a point gained.’ He also thought the challenge on their ‘keeper Jordan Archer by Richard Wood was a disgrace saying, ‘he went in two footed. It’ll be interesting to see what the referee makes of it when he sees it back.’