Paul Warne reacts to Rotherham United climbing to second in League One and going through the festive period unbeaten

PAUL Warne watched his Rotherham United side move up to second place in League One and then declared: "I think we can get better."
Happy times for the Millers against Blackpool. Picture by Steve MettamHappy times for the Millers against Blackpool. Picture by Steve Mettam
Happy times for the Millers against Blackpool. Picture by Steve Mettam

The impressive Millers deservedly beat Blackpool 2-1 at AESSEAL New York Stadium to make it a 10-point haul from their four festive fixtures.

Michael Smith scored with a first-half header and Blackpool equalised through Armand Gnanduillet before Dan Barlaser's superb 85th-minute free-kick settled the contest in Rotherham's favour,

Manager Warne, fresh from his side's 4-0 demolition of Peterborough three days earlier, said: "I thought we played really well and it was nice to back up a performance from our last home game.​

​"New York was an optimistic and positive place. We leave the stadium in second spot and I still think we can get better.​

"I thought we deserved to go into the lead. We were the better side first half.​

​"I wasn't content with a draw. I wanted the win and made attacking substitutions. I thought a goal would come. We are good when we shoot towards the kop and I just thought sooner or later something would drop.​"

​Blackpool ​boss Simon Grayson said the Millers had "run over" his side.

He added: "We were in a battle and asked questions of them but we have a lack of quality in certain areas of the pitch.​"