Black not in­ter­ested in top job at Millers

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Jim Mor­ris

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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