Warne pleased, but not ecstatic with win

Last updated : 08 August 2021 By Millersmad

Speaking to the Yorkshire post after the game, Warney spoke about nerves, fans and Freddie Ladapo having the last laugh.

"I haven't been nervous today, It's the first proper game in charge when I wasn't nervous at all. The lads trained so well yesterday that I was fully confident that, if nothing else, we would put on a performance."

"Just before the lads left the dressing room, I said: 'Sometimes your days drag but your seasons go really quickly.' They should be really grateful that they are allowed to play their home games in this stadium in front of a raucous crowd like this. I just wanted them to enjoy every minute. For a pleasant change, I seemed to enjoy quite a lot myself."

"I thought we deserved the win. Plymouth had a lot of the ball as we knew they would have. I thought we were the more threatening team. Overall I'm pleased but not ecstatic. I wouldn't say it was the best performance ever but there were some good individual performances in there."

Lapado scored the Millers opener, just after the travelling Plymouth fans we chanting unpleasentaries to thier former striker.

"I spoke to him before the game about playing against his old club, When it used to happen to me when I was a player I used to have the driest mouth ever. I could barely swallow."

"Freddie is a lot cooler than me. It didn't bother him one bit. He was quite looking forward to the fact that he might get abused by their fans. Happily, it coincided with him scoring. In fairness, if you're not abused, that means they don't miss you or fear you. It's a weird compliment when you get booed by the opposition fans. It means they regard you as a threat."

 "The atmosphere was electric. The whole place had a really good feel."