Proud Paul Warne's reaction on an evening Rotherham United equalled a 57-year-old record

Goal joy for the Millers. Picture by Dave PoucherGoal joy for the Millers. Picture by Dave Poucher
Goal joy for the Millers. Picture by Dave Poucher
MANAGER Paul Warne spoke of his pride in his squad after watching Rotherham United equal their best-ever start to a second-tier season.

The Millers played some superb football as they eventually overran Blackpool 3-0 in tonight's Championship clash at AESSEAL New York Stadium.

Their 13-point haul after eight games matches the equivalent total at the same stage of their 1965/66 campaign at this level when wins were worth two points not three.

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"I was proud to stand there as their manager,” the boss said. “All the praise should go to the players. They showed a lot of confidence. I thought they were really good.

"They're a good group. They look after themselves and they are tight. They are all in it together. It is good to see. I am really positive about them. They want to do well, I have complete trust in them."

Goals from Chiedozie Ogbene, Wes Harding and Georgie Kelly did the damage against  good Seasiders side who wilted in the face of Rotherham's onslaught, particularly late on.

The Millers are up to ninth in the table, having lost only one game, but Warne is refusing to get too carried away.

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"We haven't played Norwich City, Burnley or Sheffield United yet so I can't say I am getting excited," he said.

"I am optimistic for this group, but you are only ever one game or one collection of injuries away from trouble.

"I am happy that we are ticking along. You have to pick up points when you are playing well because there is going to be a period where you don't play well and you are in trouble."