'No shame in West Brom loss,' says Rotherham United boss Paul Warne

MANAGER Paul Warne shrugged off defeat after Rotherham United were beaten at AESSEAL New York Stadium for only the second time this season.
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Paul Warne

The Millers' colours were lowered 4-0 by in-form Championship high-fliers West Bromwich Albion but Warne refused to be too downbeat by the size of the defeat.

"It wasn't like 4-0 and we took an absolute trouncing," he said. "We were always in the game. I don't feel ashamed at losing at home to West Brom."

Rotherham, who remain in 20th spot, had plenty of efforts on goal but were given a lesson in clinical attacking by Darren Moore's superior visitors.

Ryan Manning hit the post and missed a penalty while Semi Ajayi and Clark Robertson had efforts cleared off the line.

"The crucial moments in the game, they took their chances and we didn't take ours. I don't think we could have played any better," Warne said.

"The way we set up I thought was the best way for us to set up. The players' performances were as good as we could have asked for."

Albion led 3-0 at the interval and Dwight Gayle wrapped up his hat-trick early in the second half before Manning's spot-kick struck the woodwork.

"We missed a penalty which summed up the day really," Warne added. "We were just on the side of unlucky. I don't think we deserved to lose 4-0 but West Brom were the better team.

"We have lost 4-0 but I am not disappointed because the lads played as well as they possibly could. On another day we might have got the equalising goal when we hit the post. 

"West Brom are a very good side."