Boss Paul Warne reacts to Rotherham United draw on day of New York frustration

By Paul Davis | 21/09/2019

Boss Paul Warne reacts to Rotherham United draw on day of New York frustration
Paul Warne

FRUSTRATED boss Paul Warne says Rotherham United have to brace themselves for more teams coming to AESSEAL New York Stadium looking to escape wih a draw.

The League One Millers were held 0-0 by a Shrewsbury Town side who packed their defence and time-wasted at every opportunity.

Rotherham moved up a place in the table to 13th and are now unbeaten in three games but missed out on a chance to climb as high as tenth.

“We've got to get used to it," Warne said. "Shrewsbury are above us in the league but they were happy to take a point.

“Every time we got the ball, they got everyone behind it and we found it difficult to break them down.​

“We are going to have to get better at it because we get frustrated and make rash decisions on the ball. ​

“It's Shrewsbury's prerogative to play like that. You need to have a bit of brilliance. We didn't have that spark.​"

The Millers pressed in the second half for a winner but failed to create many clear-cut openings, with Carlton Morris hooking wide from a good position and Michael Ihiekwe seeing a header clawed away by Shrews keeper Max O'Leary.

“I can't knock the lads' efforts," Warne added. "They're down in the dumps.​

“Our best chance fell to Carlton six or seven yards out and you would fancy him to score from there.​”

New York was quiet and Warne said: “It's hard to get the fans engaged. I understand why because they're not witnessing 50 shots on target.​

“The good thing is we haven't lost to a team above us in the table. But if we're going to have a successful season we need to start creating more chances and taking them.”​

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