Manager Paul Warne salutes Rotherham United fans after win at high-flying Bolton Wanderers

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BOSS Paul Warne paid tribute to Rotherham United's travelling supporters on a day that his side climbed into the League One play-off places.

Millers followers packed the away section of the University of Bolton Stadium as a 20,000-plus crowd saw the visitors topple Bolton Wanderers 2-0.

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The win, against a side that had started the match in third spot, catapulted Rotherham from 13th to sixth place.

"I’m really pleased," the manager said. "I’d like to thank the away following. They were fantastic for us.

"There were 21,000 in there today, which is a great crowd for third-tier football. We stood up to the challenge well.  

"A clean sheet away from home and a couple of goals is a very satisfying day at the office for us. We could have scored more, but Bolton could have scored as well. Overall, we’re delighted with the result."

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Two first-half goals from midfielder Ben Wiles put the Millers in control and they comfortably saw off Wanderers' threat after the break.

"It’s not something that comes natural for us to sit back, but we were fatigued after a big effort the other night (1-1 at Lincoln City)," Warne said.  

“All in all, it was a very professional performance from us. To come away with a 2-0 win is great.

"Apart from a blip against Fleetwood Town, the players have been excellent this season. We were unfortunate to lose against Wigan Athletic and Sheffield Wednesday and should have won in midweek.  

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"That’s the thing with football, you can be the better team but sometimes you don’t get what you deserve. 

"To say we played midweek and Bolton didn’t, it is a phenomenal effort from us, against a very good team by the way. Four points is a really good return for us from two really tough away games."

Bolton boss Ian Evatt said: "I learnt we’re still a very good side. The game was exactly how I thought it would be. We’ve lost the game on two set-plays - a throw-in and a corner.

"We created many, many opportunities."