The defeat helps our efforts in getting relegated before the pigs get chance to do it on Sky, but the manner of the defeat, especially the second half display hurt Warney.
“It hurts me as a Rotherham lad, so to speak, to lose, It needs to hurt them. We’ll have them in tomorrow (Sunday). We’ll watch the game back. They can watch what we had to watch." Warney told the assembled press after the game.
“I didn’t lose my rag with them after the game because it’s not worth my health. But, as I stand here now, I feel like they need to take some responsibility for what they’ve done. I know my weekend is ruined. I have no shame in ruining their weekends. I don’t give a monkeys. My Sunday will be horrendous at home with my kids and that’s not fair on my kids."
“The players can feel the pain I’m feeling.”
“I honestly believe we were the better side in the first half, When they went 2-1 behind, the lads had a go. The set-pieces might have fallen for us on another day. At half-time, I said some home truths about our defending. I thought it was abysmal. As an attacking force, I didn’t think we looked too bad."
“To then concede two so early in the second half, that was game over. You could tell, regrettably, our lads are used to losing. I’m not saying they threw the towel in. That’s not what they did. But they just wanted the final whistle after 65 minutes, which is disappointing.”
“It absorbs your whole life. I don’t know how people do management for 20 years. It’s difficult. I don’t know who motivates the motivator, so to speak. I’ll speak to my wife and kids and try to get away from it if I can. But then I won’t because we’ll be back in on Sunday.”
“It’s never-ending really. I enjoy lack of sleep, having ulcers in my mouth all the time. It’s a right laugh.”