Rotherham United: Player ratings from the Millers' 1-0 win over Blackpool
The Star's Millers man, Paul Davis, assesses the performances at AESSEAL New York Stadium.
MAREK RODAK 8
Has had a good second half to the season and won fans over. Stunning save from Kelvin Mellor after the break.
JOSH EMMANUEL 7
His usual threat going forward and generally sound in his defending.
MICHAEL IHIEKWE 7
Hasn’t had a bad game since coming back into the side. Very good on the ground.
RICHARD WOOD 7
Solid and combative. I seem to write that most weeks.
JOE MATTOCK 7
Back in the side after injury. Offers an attacking edge Ben Purrington doesn’t. Big call for Paul Warne who plays against Scunthorpe United.
JON TAYLOR 5
No lack of energy or effort, but not the dynamic winger’s best game. Poor supply, although he did help set up the goal.
MATT PALMER 6
Not a consistent influence. One pass to Joe Mattock was as good as anything you’ll ever see in League One.
WILL VAULKS 6
Good goal. Seemed to play a touch within himself. Watch him go in the play-offs.
RYAN WILLIAMS 7
Lively and direct. Did all he could to be in Paul Warne’s starting 11 next Saturday.
DAVID BALL 6
Flickers of danger and beautiful control. Wish he saw more of the ball.
MICHAEL SMITH 6
Crucial to the Millers’ cause. One of his quieter games, but no centre-half fancies playing against him.
CAOLAN LAVERY 6
A willing contributor when he replaced Michael Smith on 55 minutes.
ANTHONY FORDE 6
Made an impact as a 71st-minute replacement for Ryan Williams. No winger works harder.
RICHIE TOWELL 6
On for David Ball after 76 minutes and immediately involved.
Subs not used: Price, Ajayi, Purrington, Yates.
BLACKPOOL (4-4-2): Mafoumbi 7; Turton 6, Tilt 6, Robertson 6, Daniel 6; Mellor 6, Ryan 6 (Cooke H-T, 5), Spearing 7, Soloman-Otabor 7 (Agyei 67, 6); Longstaff 5 (Cullen 67, 5), Delfouneso 7. Subs not used: Williams, Clayton, Anderton, Menga.
Goals: Vaulks 68 (Rotherham).
Referee: Ross Joyce (Cleveland) 7.
Attendance: 9,512 (682).