Black not interested in top job at Millers
ROTHERHAM caretaker manager Eric Black insists he is not thinking about taking the reins fulltime at the New York Stadium after Sam Vokes' late winner for Burnley snatched a point away from his side on Friday.
Black – now in his sixth stint as caretaker for the Millers – took over after Steve Evans’ departure last Monday, and they looked destined for a draw when Grant Ward’s stunning 25-yard effort cancelled out Andre Gray’s ninth-minute opener.
But Vokes reacted first when Lee Camp could only parry Scott Arfield's 81stminute shot, leaving Rotherham in dire straits towards the foot of the Championship table.
“I have no intention of seeking anything out,” said Black. “I will just carry on until a decision is made.
“The chairman will decide what is right for the club. I’m here, I’m employed by the club, and I will go along with that and see where it takes us.
“I just want to go and have a lie down.We are two men down on the training ground which puts a little bit of pressure on. We'll reflect on the game and carry on from there.”
Wales international Vokes almost doubled the lead just after the halfhour when his 25-yard shot cannoned off the post.
Camp then saved brilliantly from David Jones in a fine first half for the visitors, Joey Barton running the game in the middle of the park on his full Burnley debut.
Burnley stopper Tom Heaton – named in Roy Hodgson's England squad on Thursday – saved Matt Derbyshire's low effort in Rotherham’s best effort before Tottenham loanee Ward’s piece of brilliance.
But after Vokes pounced for his third goal of the season, Burnley boss Sean Dyche hailed the character of his resilient players for coming through a tough test.
He said: “There has got to be credit to them, sometimes the hardest fight is the one that every thinks you're going to win, but I thought we deserved it overall. “They kept fighting, they kept pressing and gave everything to try and win. I am delighted with the mentality of the players, it rubs off on each other.
“That’s the madness of the Championship, I thought we were terrific last week and we lost, and I thought we were okay here and we’ve won.”
Dyche was linked last week with a move to Sunderland, where Dick Advocaat is under huge pressure following a torrid start to the season, but the 44-year-old firmly rebuffed rumours he is on his way out of Turf Moor.
“It's a paper story, that's all," he added.
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