Knill Pleased With Players Performance

Last updated : 22 January 2006 By Deano
The 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest was no more than Rotherham deserved and Forest could hardly complain if the Millers had been out of sight in the first half hour.

"Could have won"
Knill was delighted with the much improved attitude of his squad after last week's lacklustre defeat at Bournemouth and now hopes to build on yesterday's performance. Talking to the offical site he said: "It was the least we deserved from the game as I thought we were the best side from start to finish. The best player on the pitch was their keeper and on another day we would have gone in at half time leading 4-1. But credit to the players, we said at half time if we were going to lose at least lets do it coming forward. We did that and eventually got what we really deserved.

"We competed well and played good football for the first 30 minutes when we were always in their half but it was disappointing to get caught with a ball over the top when they scored. In the second half we came out with the same attitude and everyone who has been here appreciated the effort that was put in. The supporters want passion and commitment and that's what they got. The big thing for me is that we didn't throw the towel in, we went forward and could have won by two or three goals."

Cracking Strike
Paul Shaw netted a cracking equaliser and Knill seemed happy with his new boys: "Paul Shaw is a really intelligent player who holds the ball up well and brings others into play and will score goals while he'll be a great help for Will Hoskins who can learn off him. It's a partnership we can work on while Stephen Quinn will be a top player. It was vital we got the equaliser as we had to get something, now we have had quite a few good performances at home but gone away and been rubbish!

"We have to be at our best every week, if we do that we can get some results and pull away from the bottom."