Rotherham United: Player ratings from the Burton v Millers clash
The Star's Millers man, Paul Davis, assesses the performances at the Pirelli Stadium
LEWIS PRICE 6
One stunning first-half save to tip over a Chris O’Grady piledriver and one of the few players to emerge with credit.
DARNELL FISHER 4
Nervy and unsure in defence. Little sign of the attacking threat he offered earlier in the season.
DOMINIC BALL 3
Bossed and bullied by O’Grady. The 21-year-old isn’t the most physical centre-half and O’Grady took advantage.
RICHARD WOOD 6
One shudders to imagine what the defence would be like without this solid, 100 per cent competitor.
JOE MATTOCK 6
Steady display. Nothing fantastic but nothing calamitous either.
JON TAYLOR 4
Loads of effort but little effect and he was substituted. His form has dipped in recent weeks.
TOM ADEYEMI 5
He has presence but has yet to really get hold of a game. His goal came too late to change things.
WILL VAULKS 4
Having played well against Leeds United last week, he struggled to get up to the pace of the game here.
ANTHONY FORDE 4
Paul Warne handed him a first start since August but the winger did little to justify it.
IZZY BROWN 5
Again, his contribution wasn’t consistent and he shed possession too easily. But most of the Millers’ best attacking moments involved him.
DANNY WARD 5
No goals in four games for the top scorer who had one of his poorer matches.
JERRY YATES 5
Replaced Jon Taylor in the 67th minute. No chance to shine.
JOE NEWELL 6
Showed up quite well when he came on for Anthony Forde after 67 minutes.
Subs not used: Bilboe, Fry, Kelly, Blackstock, Belaid.
Burton (3-5-2): McLaughlin 6; Brayford 6, Mousinho 7, Turner 7; Akins 6, Irvine 7, Palmer 6, Naylor 6 (Choudhury 75), Dyer 5; O’Grady 8 (Flanagan 86), Ward 6 (Miller 79). Subs not used: Bywater, Williamson, McCrory, Harness.
Goals: Irvine 15, Palmer 62 (Burton); Adeyemi 90+3 (Rotherham).
Referee: Christopher Kavanagh (Lancashire) 6.