The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

THE Neil Warnock ef­fect is mak­ing big waves at Rother­ham. But even the 67-year-old, who has seen it all in a long man­age­rial ca­reer, would have strug­gled to pre­dict what was com­ing in the fi­nal ex­changes of this clash.

For 80 min­utes, this was as good a per­for­mance from Derby as they could have hoped for. They ma­rauded their way to a 3-0 lead, which could have been six, and any sug­ges­tion that their peren­nial late-sea­son flop was here seemed a mil­lion miles away.

But af­ter in­ex­pe­ri­enced boss Dar­ren Was­sall made two changes, Rother­ham some­how mounted the sort of re­cov­ery which could be sea­son-defin­ing and the Rams ca­pit­u­lated.

It was may­hem in the fi­nal ten min­utes and Rother­ham found three goals do­ing it the Warnock way by throw­ing balls into the box. Danny Ward’s strike and a Leon Best brace saw them claim the un­like­li­est of points – a tenth in four games.

Warnock is work­ing his magic.

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