Paul Warne says Rotherham United 'got what we deserved' after Coventry City defeat

Rotherham boss Paul Warne knows his side have no time to lick their wounds after suffering a huge blow in their fight against relegation.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 2:56 pm
Updated Friday, 16th April 2021, 3:03 pm
Paul Warne, Manager of Rotherham United is interviewed by Sky Sports prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Rotherham United and Coventry City. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

The Millers' hopes of staying in the Championship this season were hit by a 1-0 loss to Coventry on Thursday.

Warne's men were outplayed by the Sky Blues, who were the side immediately above them in the table and moved six points clear.

There were mitigating circumstances for Rotherham, who had been in action just 48 hours earlier when they beat QPR.

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Their fatigue was on show as they were second best throughout and eventually went down to Leo Ostigard's 70th minute header.

It would have been much worse had it not been for goalkeeper Viktor Johansson, who made a number of vital saves.

There is no time for the Millers to rest as they are back in action on Sunday when Birmingham visit in another crunch game.

Warne accepts his side deserved to lose against Coventry but will try and pick his side up.

“I think we got what we deserved. Coventry were significantly better than us on the night.

“They started the game on the front foot and outfought us which I don’t like to say. Viktor kept us in the game.

“We looked a bit jaded. I can have no complaints on the scoreline. We will try and pick them up and go again Sunday but it was a blow.

“We have to play these games. It’s just unfortunate for us with the order they go in. I would have loved to have played this game with more rest.

“We didn’t have much of a threat. Collectively we just weren’t great. We didn’t create anything and that’s disappointing.

“The lads still know they’re in a real scrap and hopefully their character will shine through.”