Rotherham United: Player ratings from the Millers’ derby at Sheffield Wednesday

Joe Mattock did well against his old club
Joe Mattock did well against his old club

The Star’s Millers man, Paul Davis, assesses the performances at Hillsborough.

ROTHERHAM (4-4-1-1)

LEWIS PRICE 7

Goalkeeper standing in so well for Lee Camp did nothing wrong and almost got to an excellent Steven Fletcher penalty.

DARNELL FISHER 8

Defensively dodgy at the start but grew into the game and Sheffield Wednesday got very little change out of him.

RICHARD WOOD 9

A penalty award against him and a red card were the last things his commanding, courageous display deserved. Led the Rotherham resistance.

AYMEN BELAID 8

Why didn’t he play before Paul Warne took over? Three matches, three assured, competitive displays.

JOE MATTOCK 8

Like Wood, he was playing against his former club. Very solid and dependable. Little got past him.

ANTHONY FORDE 7

Worked as hard as anyone in a real team effort. One or two good moments but needs to threaten more when he has the ball.

TOM ADEYEMI 7

Another good performance by the midfield man starting to show his best form now he’s clear of injuries. Got among the Owls players.

LEE FRECKLINGTON 7

Frecks was Frecks. Not his best ever game, but tireless running and competing. Led by example.

JOE NEWELL 8

Easily his best dispay of the season. His direct running opened up Wednesday several times and his deliveries hit the spot too. Tremendous.

PETER ODEMWINGIE 6

Paul Warne was full of praise for him afterwards. Some quality touches here and there but didn’t make a truly consistent impact.

DANNY WARD 6

Didn’t see a lot of the ball but there were times when his pace troubled the Owls defence.

SUBSTITUTE:

DEXTER BLACKSTOCK 5

On as a 69th-minute replacement for Peter Odemwingie but was unable to make a mark.

Subs not used: Bilboe, Kelly, Ball, Vaulks, Taylor, Yates.

Sheffield Wednesday (4-4-2): Westwood 6; Palmer 6, Lees 7, Loovens 7, Pudil 6; Lee 6 (Jones H-T, 6), Abdi 6 (Wallace 34, 6), Hutchinson 8, Reach 5 (Nuhiu 61, 6); Joao 5, Fletcher 6. Subs not used: Wildsmith, Sougou, Sasso, Hirst.
Goal: Fletcher pen 90+2 (Sheffield Wednesday).

Referee: Tim Robinson (West Sussex) 0.

Attendance: 27,272.

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