The Star’s Millers man, Paul Davis, gives his verdict on the performances at New York Stadium.
Lee Camp 6
Nothing he could have done about any of the Preston goals.
Darnell Fisher 5
Should have been tighter to Greg Cunningham to stop the cross for the first goal, Aiden McGeady skipped round him for the second.
Dael Fry 5
A big lad who needs to impose himself on centre-forwards. The teenager allows them move him about too much.
Richard Wood 6
Typical commitment and his first goal for the club, but let Jordan Hugill get in front of him for the opener.
Joe Mattock 6
Most of the major problems were on the flank Mattock wasn’t defending.
Jon Taylor 5
Little came off for him, although it wasn’t for the want of trying. Wasted a decent first-half chance.
Will Vaulks 5
Huge workrate and hunger, but isn’t up to the pace of the Championship yet, leading to rushed, wrong decisions.
Dominic Ball 4
The game passed him by and his touch was too heavy when he did see the ball.
Joe Newell 5
Like the last few games. Little flashes, not enough consistency.
Danny Ward 6
There have been better days for the top scorer, but the usual effort and mobility was there.
Dexter Blackstock 3
Still doesn’t look match-fit. One pass to Taylor to set up a shot and that was it.
Peter Odemwingie 7
On at half-time for Dexter Blackstock. Obvious quality and was Rotherham’s best player.
Greg Halford 6
Another half-time sub, for Ball, and did a solid job as a defensive midfielder as the Millers went 4-1-2-3.
A 76th-minute replacement for Jon Taylor but was fairly anonymous.
Subs not used: Price, Kelly, Forde, Belaid.
Preston (4-4-2): Maxwell 6; Baptiste 6, Clarke 8, Wright 7, Cunningham 7; McGeady (Beckford 89) 7, Gallagher 6, Johnson 7, Pringle (Vermijl 77) 6; Robinson 8, Hugill 7(Makienok 55, 7). Subs not used: Lindegaard, Huntington, Grimshaw, Doyle.
Goals: Hugill 22, Robinson 27, Vermijl 81 (Preston); Wood 71 (Rotherham).
Referee: Andy Woolmer (Northants) 6.
Attendance: 10,013 (1,559).