Rotherham United: Millers players ratings from the Cardiff City clash

The Star’s Millers man, Paul Davis, gives his verdict on individual performances in the defeat to the Bluebirds.

Rotherham (4-4-1-1)

Lee Camp 6

Not a great deal for him to do. Blameless for the first goal, left helpless by a deflection for the second.

Darnell Fisher 7

One of the better performers. Rash decision-making at times but his athleticism is an asset.

Dael Fry 5

Big potential but struggling with the physicality of the Championship. Marvin Emnes last week, Rickie Lambert this time.

Kelvin Wilson 6

Goal-saving intervention on Lex Immers but the Millers need more from an experienced defender.

Joe Mattock 6

Steady display again. Kept Craig Noone pretty quiet. Worthy of his place.

Jon Taylor 6

Showed up well in flashes and put in some good crosses, but there was a lack of bodies in the box.

Lee Frecklington 6

Great to see the skipper back. Not his best game, although he never stopped running and challenging.

Greg Halford 5

Better than he was at Blackburn. Howitzer throw-ins. Too many off-target passes.

Joe Newell 7

Looked lively and offered decent delivery. Burst on to the ball a couple of times and Cardiff had to foul him.

Izzy Brown 7

Beats people with ease, beautiful weight and vision to his passing. Gave up possession a few times.

Danny Ward 6

Not his most productive day. Almost scored. Ben Amos did really well to tip his low shot away.

Substitute:

Dexter Blackstock

Almost made an instant impact on his debut after replacing Newell late on but his shot was blocked. Still working on his fitness.

Subs not used: Lewis Price, Will Vaulks, Anthony Forde, Jake Forster-Caskey, Dominic Ball, Jerry Yates.

Cardiff (4-2-3-1): Amos 7; Peltier 6 (Ecuele Manga 88), Morrison 7, Connolly 6, Richards 6; O’Keefe 5, Whittingham 5; Noone 5, Immers 6, Ralls 6 (Harris, 69, 6); Lambert 8. Subs not used: Wilson, John, Kennedy, Hughes, Zohore.

Goals: Brown 60 (Rotherham), Lambert 73, 79 (Cardiff).

Referee: David Coote (Nottinghamshire) 8.

Attendance: 8,348 (390).

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