Why Paul Warne is unhappy even though Rotherham United have increased lead their lead at the top of League One

By Paul Davis | 01/02/2020

Why Paul Warne is unhappy even though Rotherham United have increased lead their lead at the top of League One
Michael Smith celebrates his first goal. Picture by Steve Mettam

ROTHERHAM United boss Paul Warne watched his side go three points clear at the top of League One and then declared: "I got it wrong."

The Millers beat Burton Albion 3-2 to record their seventh win in eight games but the their boss wasn't happy with the standard of their display at AESSEAL New York Stadium.

He thought some of his players looked 'leggy' four days after their all-out effort in their midweek triumph over Ipswich Town

“I picked the team and got it wrong. I'm disappointed in myself," Warne said. "I think I should have made more changes from Tuesday night. That game emotionally drained a few of my players.

“The lads aren't dancing around in the dressing room. They're pleased they've won but they know they have got away with one.​"

Michael Smith struck twice before substitute Freddie Ladapo came up with the winner.

“I thought we created enough chances to win comfortably," Warne said. "We also conceded enough chances to lose comfortably.

"I'm not best pleased. I thought we were poor. We will not keep winning if we keep up that performance level.​"

​Burton boss Nigel Clough acknowledged the strength of the table-topping Millers.

“Lesser teams would not have punished us as much as Rotherham did," he said.

“We played exceptionally well at the league leaders and created many chances. We got punished for a couple of errors and that's it. That was the difference in the game.​"

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