MATCH REACTION: Warne's pride as Millers march on

By David Beddows | 23/01/2018

MATCH REACTION: Warne's pride as Millers march on

PAUL Warne hailed another top performance as in-form Rotherham United added Bradford City to their list of scalps.

While conceding that the Bantams caused problems in the first half of tonight’s Yorkshire derby, the Millers chief was proud of the way his team powered to victory.

“Even though we scored first, I thought Bradford were the better team in the first half,” said Warne. “They controlled the ball better than we did and passed it better.

“The way they play they have a lot of players in the middle of the pitch and it caused us problems early on.

“At half time we tweaked it a little and in the second half we were really good and we deserved the win.

“We got crosses into the box, we won corners and looked a real threat. On another day we might have got more goals.

“Our goal scorers, Michael Smith and Joe Newell, both deserved their chance.”

Thanks to their nine-match unbeaten run, the Millers have risen from mid-table to sixth in League One.

Added Warne: “We’re really pleased with what the players are doing. We have a really good group and they are well aware that potentially they could be a really good team.”