REACTION: 'We had to dig in' says Wood

SKIPPER Richard Wood saluted his Rotherham United team-mates for another good afternoon’s work at the AESSEAL New York Stadium as they chalked up a third win on the spin there.

While the 2-0 margin against a stubborn AFC Wimbledon might indicate a comfortable day for Paul Warne’s side, Wood pointed out that they had to be on their toes to stop the visitors getting back into the game after half time.

“It was a hard-fought victory,” he told the Advertiser. “Wimbledon played well in the second half and we were under the cosh at times. It’s games like that where you have to dig in and we did. We came out with another clean sheet and that was pleasing. We’ve got a settled back five now and it’s working well.”

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The victory was a good way for Wood to celebrate signing a contract extension with the club, his new deal taking him through to the summer of 2019. Now he wants Rotherham to push on, starting with their fourth v fifth test at Scunthorpe next Saturday.

He added: “The lads are full of confidence and we’ve signed a few good players as well. It’s all looking good, we just need to keep it going and don’t get complacent with anything.”