The Millers dipped 2-0 at Fleetwood Town, with Conor McAleny hitting a brace for Fleetwood.
“Our season isn’t judged by the first game, I have just seen we have had the most possession, more attempts on goal and more corners but we just didn’t have the cutting edge. I think it’s a rude awakening for some of the lads, who haven’t played this league for a while, about the intensity of it.” Warne told the post match media conference.
“The first 20 minutes was absolute mayhem with both sides going hammer and tongue at it, I’ve looked the offside goal now and it looks really close. To be fair, my angle is from the analyst on the half way line, so it’s difficult to see. I looked at the linesman straight away, it’s human nature to have a look. He didn’t flag initially but he spoke to the ref and the flag went up. That was disappointing because I thought we started the game well and a goal would have been great for us. They then got their goal which was the first cross in the box for them.”
“In the second half, for 15/20 minutes, they couldn’t get out of their half, we were pressing really well and crosses were flying across the penalty area, but it just didn’t seem to drop for us, unfortunately. A lot of our attacks fizzled out and that’s the worst we’ve played in a little while but there was a big difference between playing friendlies and the real thing. Maybe they are just used to winning games more than us, that’s my overall assessment."
“I’m not knocking the lads effort and I’m not hugely disappointed but we had a good following here so it would have been nice to get the win or a score on the board.”