Rotherham United: Player ratings from the Millers v Charlton Athletic clash

Rotherham's best performer, Jon Taylor
Rotherham's best performer, Jon Taylor

The Star’s Millers man, Paul Davis, assessess the performances at AESSEAL New York Stadium.

ROTHERHAM (4-4-2)

RICHARD O’DONNELL 6

One decent save to keep out a Ricky Holmes curler just before the break.

JOSH EMMANUEL 5

Made a bright start to his Rotherham United career but his inexperience is being exposed.

SEMI AJAYI 5

His mistake led to Charlton’s opener and he missed with two headers at the other end. Talented but flaky.

MICHAEL IHIEKWE 6

A footballing centre-half. The pick of a Millers defence which is lacking an organiser and a leader.

JOE MATTOCK 6

Crossing not to its usual standard. One of many Millers not at their best.

RYAN WILLIAMS 4

Never in the match and complained he had no energy. Boss Paul Warne was right to replace him at half-time.

DARREN POTTER 5

His poorest showing since arriving at New York Stadium in the summer. Couldn’t get the Millers going.

LEE FRECKLINGTON 5

Another who struggled to impose himself as Rotherham were beaten in midfield.

JOE NEWELL 4

After a couple of early crosses, he did nothing to affect the game.

KIEFFER MOORE 6

The big man worked hard and set up Jamie Proctor early on. Poor decision not to play in his strike partner after the interval.

JAMIE PROCTOR 6

Guilty of a bad miss but was having some success against two strong centre-halves before disaster struck.

Substitutes:

JON TAYLOR 7

Rotherham’s most dangerous player after coming on at half-time for Ryan Williams. Full of energy and attacked Charlton.

WILL VAULKS 5

On for Josh Emmanuel after 56 minutes. Hit the ball long too often.

JONSON CLARKE-HARRIS 5

Replaced Jamie Proctor with 20 minutes remaining. No real impact.

Subs not used: Bilboe, Forde, Purrington, Cummings.

Charlton (4-2-3-1): Amos 8; Solly 7, Bauer 9, Pearce 8, Dasilva 7; Kashi 6, Forster-Caskey 6; Fosu 6 (Ahearne-Grant 85), Clarke (Novak 85) 6, Holmes 9 (Konsa 89); Magennis 7. Subs not used: Phillips, Sarr, Crofts, Jackson.

Goals: Bauer 16, Magennis 66 (Charlton).

Referee: Trevor Kettle (Leicestershire) 4.

Attendance: 7,976 (520).

Match verdict: Proctor pain as Kettle has Millers steaming again