'We're ready for Thursday' ... Manager Paul Warne reacts to survival-chasing Rotherham United's win over QPR

Joy for the Millers. Picture by Kerrie BeddowsJoy for the Millers. Picture by Kerrie Beddows
Joy for the Millers. Picture by Kerrie Beddows
ROTHERHAM United's thrilling win over QPR has set them up perfectly for Thursday's survival showdown with Coventry City, believes manager Paul Warne.

The third-bottom Millers fought back from a goal down to beat their Championship visitors 3-1 at AESSEAL New York Stadium this evening and close the gap between themselves and the Sky Blues to only three points.

Warne said: "It's been a good night. For us to win gives us a real impetus going into Thursday."

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Rotherham, who have two games in hand over Coventry, kicked off a run of four home matches in eight days with a stunning victory as Freddie Ladapo's second-half brace and Michael Smith's late goal did the damage.

“To win that game with three more home games to come is a good start and it gives us a good chance of survival," Warne said.

"I think impetus and psychology is a massive thing. It gives the lads a right boost. It was a really spirited performance that got us the three points.

"They were two great finishes from Freddie and Smith's was the icing on top. One-on-ones, which they both scored, are not easy to take because you get demons in your head."

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QPR manager Mark Warburton said: "At half-time we were thinking if we get the first goal, it will force Rotherham to come out and we can exploit the openings at the back.

"We get the first goal and then, very simply, we did not deserve to win the last half-hour. Sometimes you have to roll your sleeves up and do the dirty side of the game.

"I am very respectful of Rotherham. They are very good at what they do. We knew it was coming and we had to deal with it better than we did."