Paul Warne is delighted with Rotherham’s dramatic derby day win over Doncaster which sees his side continue their unbeaten run.
The Millers looked to be heading to their first defeat since 2 December after John Marquis put Rovers ahead just before the break but Michael Smith headed home in the early stages of 12 minutes of stoppage-time and then Joe Newell scored a penalty with the last kick of the game.
Manager Paul Warne expressed his thoughts to the club website about his side’s performance against Doncaster.
“It was sort of a game of two halves, really,” said Warne.
“First-half I don’t think there was a lot in it but Donny had more composure on the ball. It’s the first time we’ve played in a full house for a while, which is great and we want people to come and watch this great team.”
“I thought Donny had a bit more composure and adjusted to the conditions quicker than we did. I thought if I got the lads in at 0-0 by half time I’d be happy with that. I didn’t think they were doing what we asked them to do.”
“We asked them where they thought it was going wrong at half time and we adjusted it. Then I thought the second half we were really good. I hope the two Donny lads are all right, as neither of them looked like good injuries. I hope they’re okay. It sort of ruined the run of the game. It wasn’t smooth, but we had a lot of possession, attempts on goal and corners.”
“Then there was another injury so we didn’t get going as well as we’d liked.”
Rotherham have impressively won seven games on the spin and are 14 unbeaten as Doncaster Rovers, this has left Warne’s side 4th in League One.
The boss praised his sides’ current run of form “They don’t know when they’re beaten. They’ve won 11 in 14 and got three draws. You can’t guarantee results and the performance first half wasn’t up to our standards but it was second half. We created enough chances in the second half, we had the clearance off the line, couple of headers from set-pieces and we did more than enough to win the game.”