Raynor hails Rotherham response

Rotherham assistant manager Paul Raynor was pleased with the

reaction from the Millers’ defence in the 1-0 win over Torquay.

The Millers bounced back from their 6-2 hammering by Port Vale

last week to keep a clean sheet and pick up three points thanks to

Alex Revell’s 34th-minute strike.

Raynor, who admitted he had a touch of earache after banned

manager Steve Evans watched the game via a video link and was in

contact over the telephone, said: “We know we have got some quality

players here and we have worked long and hard this week.

“We put a back four together that has had no football together

and the way they performed was a delight. There is more to come

too. They can all be fitter because three of the back four have had

no football together this season.

“We are delighted with the clean sheet and on another day, I

know the gaffer likes to talk about sixes and sevens, but we really

could have won five, six or seven, and that is no disrespect to

Torquay.

“Our goalkeeper didn’t have a shot to save and some of our

attacking was extremely good and on another day we would have got

more goals, but we are saving them for another day. I am just

delighted to get the three points and the sooner the gaffer is

back, the better but if we can keep winning and accumulate some

points while he is away we’ll be delighted as a group.”