Still a learning game, says Ryan

RYAN Cresswell insists he will emerge from one of the most difficult days of his career a stronger person, saying: "I'm still learning."

The Millers skipper was substituted late in the second half of Saturday's game at Torquay United with the match still delicately poised at 3-3.

It was a bold move but one which manager Andy Scott felt he had to make to inject some pace into a stretched back line, Cresswell making way for Troy Brown.

A game of ups and downs for the Swinton-born captain, he had headed his second goal in as many games to put the Millers 2-0 up but was then been caught out for the visitors' equaliser early in the second half.

While owning up to his error, Cresswell said it was a disappointment to have been taken off and that he and the manager spoke afterwards.

He told the Advertiser: "The gaffer wanted to change the system a bit. He had a word with me and said (his decision) wasn't performance-based. He wanted to freshen it up. I appreciated that chat.

"It's a learning curve for me. I think a lot of people think I'm a 33-year-old experienced centre-half. The fact is I'm 23-year-old, I'm still learning the game and the gaffer is willing to help me out. I've got a lot of respect for him and I'd like to think he has for me. It's nothing to worry about."