Knill had no less than five first team players missing and the new gaffer was pleased with their replacements. "The players who came in did an excellent job, there's now a belief about the team epotomised by Will Hoskins up front who scored a great goal. I don't like saying we would be pleased to take a point but nevertheless it was an encouraging performance. We asked players to play in different positions from usual such as Andy Monkhouse and David Worrell and we performed very well. It was disappointing not to take three points but still encouraging."
The Millers were once again reduced to ten men when Michael Keane became the seventh Rotherham player to be sent off this season for an off the ball incident and Knill was in no mood to be friendly towards the Irish man. "Michael Keane had said he would take the penalty but in the end he nearly cost us the game when he got sent off , I am bitterly disappointed with him, I won't have that while I am in charge. He will have to accept his punishment in due course." said Knill