The Millers were relegated on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Fulham at the New York Stadium.. With 7 loses on the trot before the game, and a drubbing at QPR before the international break, Warney was looking to tighten things up.
“Obviously we’d had a couple of weeks without a game, After the QPR game we’ve done a lot of work as a defensive unit. I was well aware that Fulham would have a lot more of the ball than us, there’s no shock there. So we had to work on our two banks of four and our strikers dropping in. It was all about when we retained the ball and what we did with it. I knew if we could get chances we’d hurt them and we created enough chances in the game to win it. We had as many chances as them, if not better, but we didn’t take them." Warne told the clubs official website.
“The lads are licking their wounds in there. They know they’re relegated now and it’s a sad day for the players, the staff and everybody at the Club. We’ve won very few games in a tough league and for us to win eight on the spin was about as likely as my hair growing back. I was proud of the lads in parts today, I could see they were nervy. I tried to keep them going as best I could.”
“I just wish we’d have took a chance it would have been nice for the fans to enjoy a goal.”
Out of form Danny Ward should have put the Millers ahead after just 5 minutes, but put a free header wide of the mark; “I’m always wax lyrical about Wardy. He’s been playing with injuries and he needs a goal. Against Fulham to have a header from six yards, you’d fancy him." Warne said.
“Obviously everyone knows what my ethos is, but the fans are good to people who work hard. He worked hard and, as a centre-forward, it’s not your dream to chase back all the time."
“There are positives. I’m not going to stand here and say we were the best team by a million miles. We’ve worked really hard and I’m proud but just disappointed we didn’t get the result. Frecks’ calf tightened up and he’s got a hit on the knee. I’ve got a few in there at the moment licking their wounds.”