Rotherham United: Player ratings from the Millers’ derby at Sheffield Wednesday

Joe Mattock did well against his old club

Joe Mattock did well against his old club

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The Star’s Millers man, Paul Davis, assesses the performances at Hillsborough.

ROTHERHAM (4-4-1-1)

LEWIS PRICE 7

Goalkeeper standing in so well for Lee Camp did nothing wrong and almost got to an excellent Steven Fletcher penalty.

DARNELL FISHER 8

Defensively dodgy at the start but grew into the game and Sheffield Wednesday got very little change out of him.

RICHARD WOOD 9

A penalty award against him and a red card were the last things his commanding, courageous display deserved. Led the Rotherham resistance.

AYMEN BELAID 8

Why didn’t he play before Paul Warne took over? Three matches, three assured, competitive displays.

JOE MATTOCK 8

Like Wood, he was playing against his former club. Very solid and dependable. Little got past him.

ANTHONY FORDE 7

Worked as hard as anyone in a real team effort. One or two good moments but needs to threaten more when he has the ball.

TOM ADEYEMI 7

Another good performance by the midfield man starting to show his best form now he’s clear of injuries. Got among the Owls players.

LEE FRECKLINGTON 7

Frecks was Frecks. Not his best ever game, but tireless running and competing. Led by example.

JOE NEWELL 8

Easily his best dispay of the season. His direct running opened up Wednesday several times and his deliveries hit the spot too. Tremendous.

PETER ODEMWINGIE 6

Paul Warne was full of praise for him afterwards. Some quality touches here and there but didn’t make a truly consistent impact.

DANNY WARD 6

Didn’t see a lot of the ball but there were times when his pace troubled the Owls defence.

SUBSTITUTE:

DEXTER BLACKSTOCK 5

On as a 69th-minute replacement for Peter Odemwingie but was unable to make a mark.

Subs not used: Bilboe, Kelly, Ball, Vaulks, Taylor, Yates.

Sheffield Wednesday (4-4-2): Westwood 6; Palmer 6, Lees 7, Loovens 7, Pudil 6; Lee 6 (Jones H-T, 6), Abdi 6 (Wallace 34, 6), Hutchinson 8, Reach 5 (Nuhiu 61, 6); Joao 5, Fletcher 6. Subs not used: Wildsmith, Sougou, Sasso, Hirst.
Goal: Fletcher pen 90+2 (Sheffield Wednesday).

Referee: Tim Robinson (West Sussex) 0.

Attendance: 27,272.

Feature: The ‘goal’, the penalty, the ref, the red ... Paul Davis on Millers derby injustice

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