REACTION: "We're on the precipice of being great," says Warne

By Sam Cooper | 09/09/2017 0 comments

REACTION: 'We're on the precipice of being great,' says Warne

MILLERS boss Paul Warne believes his side are on the edge of greatness after a stunning last-minute winner from new signing Richie Towell saw his side beat Bury 3-2.

Warne, who made just one change to the team which won at Portsmouth last week, said he was “pleased with the result and performance” of his side.

He said: “I am feeling pretty pleased. I thought we deserved to win by a considerably bigger margin. I just said to the lads in there that when they look at themselves in the mirror they should be pleased with the result but also realise they are on the precipice of being great, I think.

“I don’t think they realise how good they can be. I think we passed the ball well at times but to concede two goals the way we did, especially the second one is hugely disappointing but they had the character to come back and win 3-2.

“If we’re in the entertainment business, you certainly had good value for your £20 today.”

Towell, a deadline day signing from Brighton, fired home a last-minute half-volley to give the hosts the three points.

Warne added: “I can’t lie I was pretty pleased when the ball hit the net with a few minutes left.

“There were some outstanding performances throughout the team today and I thought at half-time if we were 3-1 up I think that would have been a fairer reflection of how the game was going.

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“I thought we created enough chances to win the game comfortably but I said to the lads at half-time not to panic, just keep doing what you’re doing and hopefully it will fall to you.

“Even in the second half we had some chances to win it and it just didn’t seem to drop until it did to Richie at the end and it was a great finish – I’m really pleased for him.”

The Millers victory secured back-to-back wins for the first time since April 2016 but Warne said he had been pleased with his team’s performances so far this season.

Their victory at Portsmouth was also the Millers first away win for 17 months.

He added: “I don’t want to get gung-ho. We have won two but in fairness we have won both games by only one goal so I’m not getting too carried away.

“It’s nice to get back-to-back it does mean a lot and it gives the lads a boost but we’re only six games in.”

Millers full back Shaun Cumming was forced off inured after 40 minutes, which Warne said was just a precaution after a tightening of his right hamstring.

Striker Kieffer Moore, who was forced off the field to have stitches to a cut on his face, should also be fit for Tuesday.

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