Date: 27th May 2018 at 8:57pm
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Rotherham beat Shrewsbury Town 2-1 in a hugely competitive and it has to be said, entertaining League One playoff final at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.

Rotherham are of course managed by a Norfolk son, Norwich’s own Paul Warne.

By his own admission, he was reluctantly appointed manager of the Millers last season with relegation almost a given at that point.

He has taken his side, after a poor first half to the season, into the playoffs with a terrific run of games to face Shrewsbury, who boasted two Canary loan players in their ranks, Carlton Morris and Ben Godfrey.

Rotherham bossed the first half and took a 1-0 lead into half time with a goal from Captain, Richard Woods. David Ball also missed a penalty in that first half.

Shrewsbury got back on level terms through a well worked free kick in the second half, Alex Rodman getting the goal. Rotherham were the better team though, with Shrewsbury Keeper, Dean Henderson keeping the Shrews in the game with almost the final kick of normal time as he denied Ryan Williams, adding to his penalty save heroics.

In the first half of extra time, Wood struck again from another set piece and that proved too much for Shrewsbury to come back from.

Morris went off on 66 minutes with a knee injury while Godfrey played the whole 120 minutes and put in yet another excellent defensive midfield performance. Daniel Farke is going to have some big decisions to make in the summer over these two lads, as well as fellow loan players, Remi Matthews and Todd Cantwell.

Nice problem to have though, eh?

So Warne has steered Rotherham back to the Championship just 13 months after relegation and he could yet face his opposite number today, in the Championship next season.

Paul Hurst is being widely tipped for the Ipswich manager’s job, although he says he’s had no contact yet.

Congratulations to Paul Warne and we look forward to seeing him back at Carrow Road again next season.

I should also say “well done” to Carlton and Ben who have contributed to an amazing season for Shrewsbury Town. We look forward to seeing you both back at Colney in the summer.

OTBC

 

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