REACTION: Boss Warne keeping grounded after U's victory

By Joe Cawthorn | 13/02/2018 0 comments

REACTION: Boss Warne keeping grounded after U's victory

BOSS Paul Warne is keeping his feet firmly on the ground after his Rotherham United side stretched their unbeaten run to 12 games with victory over Oxford.

Goals from the outstanding Anthony Forde, Richie Towell and Michael Smith earned the Millers a 3-1 win, their fifth straight victory, despite James Henry's consolation for the visitors.

But Warne is keen to put some perspective on his side's fine recent form.

He said: "The lads are doing OK at the moment.

"I'm not jumping for joy with tonight's performance but a win is a win, we go on to the next one.

"I thought we started the game really well, went 1-0 up then we weren't making the right decisions on the ball which disappointed me, and I told them at half time.

"Second half we were considerably better."

Managerless Oxford provided a tough test for the home side and continually threatened on the counter attack.

But Warne's men dug deep to earn all three points, and move to fourth in the League One table.

Warne added: "Oxford didn't lay down and let us rub their bellies.

"They were very good on the ball, they had loads of good passing and movement around the box and I was always fearful of them scoring.

"They didn't give up, it was a really hard game for us tonight.

I'm pleased to have come away with a win, but I know we can play better."

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