It's not all about the forwards - Warne

Last updated : 11 September 2017 By Millersmad

2 goal Kieffer Moore and matchwinner Richie Towell will have been talk of the town on Saturday evening, but Paul Warne told the Star that midfielder Darren Potter controlled the game.

“I thought Potter was excellent in controlling it, I have enjoyed playing in front of this crowd but, as I told the lads, they want you to go forward all of the time."

“However, sometimes the forward pass isn’t on and you must have a little bit more guile. Potts brings that in the middle of the park. He calms down the heads and allows us to control the tempo of the game. A lot of people might leave here and wax lyrical about the goalscorers, but I think you have to look deeper.”

Loanee Marek Rodak made his debut after signing on loan from Fulham. “It wasn’t really a big call, I signed him with a view to playing him. Richie had done okay for me, but I always think I should pick the best 11 players in my opinion for every game." Warne said.

“I don’t want to get too gung-ho about two wins. We have won both those games by only one goal, so we are not exactly all guns blazing. But it does mean a lot and gives the lads a massive boost.”

Lee Clark was sent to the stands during half-time after agressive behavior towards the match officials, with a bit of needle after the game between the benches, but Warne played it down.

“I just shook everyone’s hand, I’d love to say something controversial, but I didn’t see anything. I was well happy. I am not really bothered. It makes no difference to me if he is sent to the stands."

“Their manager said in the tunnel ‘well done, Paul’ and I said ‘I will see you in ten’. There’s no drama.”