Adeyemi goal en­sures Millers avoid record

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

ROTHER­HAM UNITED’S man­ager Paul Warne had dou­ble rea­son to cel­e­brate.

The Millers, whose rel­e­ga­tion to League One was con­firmed ear­lier this month, gave Warne his first win in per­ma­nent charge thanks to Tom Adeyemi’s 79th-minute goal, while also avoid­ing an un­wanted Foot­ball League record.

The three points takes them past Don­caster’s record low for a 46-game sea­son of 20 set in 199798. The Millers need to win their re­main­ing two games to avoid set­ting the low­est sec­ond-tier points haul of 26.

Warne said: “It’s a mon­key off the back. I am in charge of this team, I am the one who took us down, so I want to fin­ish the sea­son on a high.

“To get to 21 points is a re­lief, I am happy about the win as I am the clean sheet.”

The Millers, who missed an early penalty, have im­proved since the drop was con­firmed and Warne is con­fi­dent there is more to come from his group.

“It is nice to win a foot­ball match, it is nice to keep a clean sheet,” he added.

“We didn’t have as much qual­ity as the last few games so that just shows what foot­ball is about.

“I am re­ally proud of how they kept a clean sheet and got over the fin­ish line.

“They have got to be­lieve in them­selves more be­cause they have more to give. As good as they were, and they have to be proud, but I am ex­cited by the fact they have more to give.”

Ip­swich, who made nine changes, be­came the only side not to beat Rother­ham over the two games this sea­son.

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