Rotherham United: Player ratings from the Millers' 3-2 home win over Fleetwood Town
The Star's Millers man, Paul Davis, assesses the performances at AESSEAL New York Stadium
MAREK RODAK 6
Blameless for both Fleetwood goals. Distributed well.
WILL VAULKS 7
Never truly comfortable at right-back, but stepped up his game when he moved to centre-half. Valuable versatility.
SEMI AJAYI 5
Not his best day and taken off in a defensive reshuffle at 2-2.
RICHARD WOOD 7
Gave everything in both boxes and scored the winning goal.
BEN PURRINGTON 6
Offered little going forward but did a sound job defensively.
ANTHONY FORDE 6
Some decent bits but had faded by the time he was replaced.
RICHIE TOWELL 8
Always looking for a dangerous pass and no-one on the pitch worked harder. An impressive display.
MATT PALMER 7
Excellent when the Millers were on top. Always available to take a pass and orchestrated play. Not so good when Fleetwood were attacking.
JOE NEWELL 9
Warne described him as ‘unplayable’. ‘Devastating’, ‘brilliant’ and ‘match-winner’ equally apply. Full of running and trickery.
DAVID BALL 5
Rotherham need to find a way to get one of League One’s most talented players on the ball more. A peripheral figure, but the defenders of his former club, who know him well, were clearly wary of him.
MICHAEL SMITH 7
Given nothing by the referee. Gave everything for the cause.
JOSH EMMANUEL 7
Did well after replacing Semi Ajayi in the 64th minute.
JON TAYLOR 6
Stretched Fleetwood as a 69th-minute replacement for Anthony Forde.
On for David Ball after 77 minutes.
Subs not used: Price, Ihiekwe, Williams, Yates.
FLEETWOOD (3-5-2): Cairns 6; Eastham 7, Pond 7, Bolger 7; Coyle 6, Dempsey 5, Diagouraga 7, Sowerby 5 (Burns 80), Hunter 6; Madden 4 (Grant 65, 5), McAleny 6 (Hiwula 65, 5). Subs not used: Neal, Glendon, Jones, Biggins.
Goals: Pond og 12, Newell 50, Wood 77 (Rotherham); Eastham 5, Bolger 54 (Fleetwood).
Referee: Carl Boyeson (East Yorkshire) 5.
Attendance: 7,562 (156).