Rotherham boss doesn’t believe Derby thrashing hands boost to drop rivals

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Rotherham United boss Paul Warne reckons that Saturday’s 6-1 demolition at the hands of Derby County will not have long-term detrimental effects in their fight to stay in the Championship.

Millwall and the Millers are both embroiled in the drop battle.

And while the Lions only lost narrowly at high-flying Leeds United at the weekend, Rotherham sunk at Pride Park.

Warne said: ”No one likes to lose heavily but at the start of the season Brentford gave us a good licking and we bounced back so it might reset everybody.

“I believe it will have some psychological harm for a couple of days but on Monday we’ll be there to pick them up again.

“I hope they hurt over the weekend because it’s certainly ruined mine but I don’t think it will have long-term damage.

“I asked the lads in the second half to win the half but I don’t even think 6-1 flattered them, to be honest.

“We played Derby on a good day and we are missing four key players. We’ve got a small squad although I still expected a bit more out of the team. Maybe I picked the wrong team or did the wrong things, so I have to look at myself.”