Rotherham United: Player ratings from the Millers’ 5-1 win over Oldham Athletic

Two more goals for Kieffer Moore
Two more goals for Kieffer Moore

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

ROTHERHAM (4-1-4-1)

MAREK RODAK 6

Hasn’t had a great deal to do in any of his four games so far. Looks assured when he’s called on.

WILL VAULKS 5

One or two good passes. Gave the ball away too cheaply sometimes.

MICHAEL IHIEKWE 6

Scored his first goal for the club, but had his problems with Craig Davies in the first half.

RICHARD WOOD 5

Craig Davies gave him a difficult time, particularly before the break. Picked up after the interval.

BEN PURRINGTON 6

Had a terrific first-half shot which led to the first goal. Grew more confident in possession.

DARREN POTTER 8

Class. If in doubt, give him the ball. Always seems to have a bit of time. Vaulks could learn from him.

RYAN WILLIAMS 8

One of the Millers’ big attacking threats. Fast, tricky and often gets his delivery right.

RICHIE TOWELL 6

Flashes of good stuff. Very neat in possession. Rotherham need to get him on the ball around the penalty area.

LEE FRECKLINGTON 5

The skipper didn’t really fire and had a quiet game.

JON TAYLOR 7

The usual. Lots of danger, too much wastefulness. Accept the bad because he scares the opposition.

KIEFFER MOORE 8

Two more goals and came good just when the Millers needed him. Not bad to say he’s playing with a tight groin.

Substitutes

JOE NEWELL 8

Game-changing impact when he came on for Jon Taylor in the 62nd minute. Terrific quality on the ball.

ANTHONY FORDE

A goal for the winger who took Richie Towell’s place with nine minutes to go.

JERRY YATES

Emphatic finish for his goal after replacing Moore on 84 minutes.

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

OLDHAM (3-5-2): Ruddy 6; Edmundson 6, Clarke 6, Gerrard 5; McLaughlin 5 (Dummigan 33, 5), Byrne 7, Gardner 6 (Omrani 62, 5), Bryan 6, Nepomuceno 5; Obadeyi 5 (Menig 62, 5), Davies 7. Subs not used: Placide, Banks, Hunt, Fane.

Referee: John Brooks (Leicestershire) 5.

Attendance: 8,250 (825).

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