WARNOCK

11 Mar 2016

LG PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK: WARNOCK INSPIRES ROTHERHAM REVIVAL WITH LOCAL DERBY WIN

The League Managers Association five-man Performance of the Week panel, comprising LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Joe Royle, Dave Bassett and Barry Fry, were in agreement that this week the LG Performance of the Week Award should go to Rotherham United following their crucial 1-0 victory against Sheffield Wednesday in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday 5th March 2016.

The experienced and highly distinguished panel has managed a combined total of over 6,000 competitive matches in professional football.

Rotherham United manager, Neil Warnock, will receive a specially commissioned trophy made by world renowned silversmiths and LMA Partner, Thomas Lyte of London, in a presentation to commemorate the award.

Despite being 16 positions apart, it was relegation threatened Rotherham who took the early advantage with Matt Derbyshire scoring a 21st goal by latching onto a Lee Frecklington cross.

Sheffield Wednesday rallied in the second half, but the home side couldn’t find the breakthrough as their Yorkshire rivals held on to a valuable 3 points with 11 games left to play in the Sky Bet Championship season.

Rotherham manager Neil Warnock told BBC Sport: "You don't overcome your rivals every week, so it is special, because they aren't a bad side. That makes it better for me.

"I thought we got it spot on tactically today, too. Other than the one they hit the bar with, I can't remember anything too clear-cut for Camp to deal with.

"I thought we restricted their play and it will probably be their most difficult game for the rest of the season."