Rotherham United: Player ratings from the Bradford City clash

Joe Mattock was sent off for the Millers
Joe Mattock was sent off for the Millers

The Star’s Millers man, Paul Davis, assesses the performances in the Yorkshire derby at Valley Parade.

ROTHERHAM (4-1-4-1)

MAREK RODAK 6

Sharp save to deny Dominic Poleon in the 43rd minute.

WILL VAULKS 5

Loose in possession and didn’t hit the heights of his midweek Walsall display.

MICHAEL IHIEKWE 6

Another player not at his best. Has done well this season, but Rotherham are allowing too many free headers in their own box.

RICHARD WOOD 5

Dodgy in the first half, missing a header which allowed Tony McMahon to cross for the goal. Better after the break.

JOE MATTOCK 5

Had done okay until, for reasons only he knows, he earned a second yellow card for a needless foul and now misses the Oldham Athletic game.

DARREN POTTER 7

Keeps the ball well and stays calm when others around him don’t.

RYAN WILLIAMS 6

Great pass set up the Jon Taylor chance. Not a sustained danger but had the beating of the Bradford defence on occasion.

RICHIE TOWELL 6

Flashes of his talent. Looks good around the opposition box.

LEE FRECKLINGTON 5

Hat-trick hero in midweek, but much quieter here and struggled to get into the game.

JON TAYLOR 6

Should have scored when he timed his run perfectly to take Ryan Williams’ pass. Never stopped working.

KIEFFER MOORE 7

Did well to say he was carrying an injury. The Bradford centre-halves played well but never got to grips with him one on one.

Substitutes:

JOE NEWELL 6

On for Ryan Williams after 62 minutes and was prepared to run at the Bantams defence.

ANTHONY FORDE

Replaced Jon Taylor with 18 minutes to go.

JONSON CLARKE-HARRIS

Came on in the 80th minute for Richie Towell.

Subs not used: O’Donnell, Ajayi, Purrington, Yates.

BRADFORD (4-4-2): Doyle 8; McMahon 8, Knight-Percival 8, Kilgallon 8, Chicksen 8; Gilliead 7, Reeves 6, Vincelot 8, Law 6 (Thompson 82); Wyke 5, Poleon 6 (Patrick 62, 6). Subs not used: Raeder, Taylor, McCartan, Hendrie, Jones.

Referee: Jeremy Simpson (Lancashire) 7.

Attendance: 20,881 (1,641).

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