STROKE OF LUCK

Pacy midfielder Omar Daley neted on his first start for the Millers since joining from Bradford City.
Pacy midfielder Omar Daley neted on his first start for the Millers since joining from Bradford City.

LADY luck smiled upon Rotherham United on Tuesday according to grateful boss Ronnie Moore.

Though he was less than impressed with the performance, Moore was delighted to see his side return to winning ways against Accrington Stanley.

Loanee Omar Daley netted on his first start in a Rotherham shirt while Adam Le Fondre grabbed his 50th goal for the club deep into added time to seal a 2-0 win for the Millers and send them back into the automatic promotion places.

“It was a massive win, there is no doubt about that,” Moore said.

“It wasn’t the best performance but we have played well recently and got beat, where as we got a little bit of luck today which we haven’t had in the past.

“We led a bit of a charmed life around our box and the keeper has made one or two saves.

“But we got the goals at the right time.

“I told the lads winning the horrible Tuesday night games in how you get into the top three.

“Our passing wasn’t up to what it should be but we worked hard and gave it everything and when you do that sometimes the luck falls for you.”

Moore admitted he will continue his pursuit of Blackpool defender Danny Coid.

The full back – who was with the Millers earlier this season – pulled out of a return to Don Valley last week but Moore believes the deal is not yet dead.

He said: “Danny played 70 minutes in a reserve team game yesterday so we’ll have a chat and see what happens.

“We only have one right back so we need to bring one in, and there’s every chance we could have Coidy in for the weekend.”

Moore handed a full debut to another loan signing Liam Henderson who only arrived at the club from Watford on the day of the game.

And the Millers boss was impressed with the 21-year-old striker’s performance.

He said: “He was fantastic, he worked his socks off, chased everything and did brilliantly for the goal.

“He chased a lost cause, came inside and played a great ball for Alf to score.

“He only met everyone for the first time on the day so it was a little strange for him.

“But he was magnificent.”

The Millers face a top of the table clash with second place Shrewsbury Town on Saturday at Don Valley and victory could see them leapfrog their opponents.

There were less happy times at the Keepmoat Stadium where Doncaster Rovers suffered their heaviest defeat since 1998.

Troubled Rovers were smashed 6-0 by Ipswich Town

Teen sensation Connor Wickham scored a hat trick as Rovers’ shaky defence capitulated against the Tractor Boys.

Sam Hird headed into his own net to commence the rout which saw Gareth McAuley and Colin Healy also on target.

Rovers actually played some of their best football for some time in patches against Ipswich but the injury-ravaged side fell apart under pressure.

They now face two tough away games in succession, to promotion chasing duo Swansea and Norwich on Saturday and Tuesday respectively.

Rovers have won once in the last 10 games and scored just once in the last five.