MX23RW : Saturday, May 15 20:01:03| >> :600:620294:620294:

Paul Warne: 'Luton draw sums up our season'

Paul Warne: 'Luton draw sums up our season'
© Reuters
The stalemate means United's Championship status is now in the hands of others.

Rotherham boss Paul Warne felt his side's goalless draw at Luton on Tuesday summed up their campaign.

The Millers went into the game knowing a win was required to make sure their destiny was in their own hands ahead of their season finale at Cardiff this weekend, but the stalemate means United's Championship status is now in the hands of others.

Warne told the club's official website: "That was possibly a pretty accurate summary of our season so far.

"There was loads of hard work, loads of organisation but we lacked a little bit of quality in the final third."

He added in the post-match press conference: "We created enough chances tonight to win, as did Luton by the way, I'm not saying that, but we just haven't taken one.

"There's been some brilliant crosses that we should have got on the end of or could have scored, unfortunately we didn't, so that sort of sums us up really, one effort away from greatness but unfortunately we're not.

"There was a chance for Crooksy (Matt Crooks), I don't know if you call them half-chances, but at this level, they are your chances.

"You don't get many clean through one-on-ones, so if ever there was a night to win a game it was tonight and unfortunately we just fell short."

It was Luton who went closest in the first half, Elijah Adebayo's angled shot hitting the bar, while Rotherham keeper Jamal Blackman palmed Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall's corner on to his post.

Michael Smith then glanced his header off-target and Matt Crooks was denied by the woodwork, while after the break, the Millers midfielder nodded wide from Ryan Giles' fine cross.

Late on, Adebayo hammered over after a wonderful counter-attack, before Sonny Bradley's stoppage-time header was ruled out for an apparent push.

Town boss Nathan Jones said: "I thought it was very competitive, it lacked a little bit of pure quality, but in terms of endeavour, in terms of an honesty for a game, it couldn't have had any more.

"That's what the Championship is for us, they're fighting for their lives, we want to keep the integrity, we want to finish as high as we can and it's two teams wanting to win the game.

"No-one sat back, no-one wanted to stifle the game, no-one tried to slow it down and that's the honesty of the league.

"I'm proud of my team for that as we wanted to guarantee a top-12 finish which means we're top half, which is a fantastic achievement.

"As when you look at Sky Sports and you see the Championship table, we are guaranteed to be on the first page and not the second, that's the massive thing for us."

ID:446053: cacheID:446053:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:4461:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Luton Town manager Nathan Jones pictured on April 21, 2021
Read Next:
Nathan Jones admits "missed opportunities" have cost Luton this season
>

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
FA Cup
Premier League
Scottish Premiership
Scottish Premiership Playoffs
Serie A
Bundesliga
Primeira Liga
National League
National League North
Turkish Super Lig
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Swiss Super League
Finnish Veikkausliiga
NIFL Premiership
League of Ireland Premier
Welsh Premier League
Belarusian Premier League
Segunda Division
Serie B
Ligue 2
Major League Soccer
Copa Diego Maradona
Uruguayan Primera Division
Australian A-League
Chinese Super League
J1 League
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CNorwich CityNorwich45299773343996
3Brentford452315776413584
4Swansea CitySwansea4523111156371980
5Bournemouth4522111273442977
6Barnsley45238145648877
7Reading451912146052869
8Cardiff CityCardiff4518131465481767
9Queens Park RangersQPR451811165454065
10Middlesbrough451810175550564
11Millwall451517134646062
12Luton TownLuton451711174049-962
13Preston North EndPreston45177214755-858
14Stoke CityStoke451415164852-457
15Blackburn RoversBlackburn451412196052854
16Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest451216173643-752
17Coventry CityCoventry451313194360-1752
18Birmingham CityBirmingham451313193556-2152
19Bristol City45156244565-2051
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield451212214869-2148
21Derby CountyDerby451110243355-2243
22Rotherham UnitedRotherham45118264359-1641
23Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds451210233758-2140
24Wycombe WanderersWycombe451010253669-3340

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!