Morgan: We found problem and solved it

Captain Craig Morgan says that cool reflection at the interval helped pave the way for Rotherham United’s magnificent rally at Wembley.

Tense times for Rotherham's fans. (Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe)

Trailing 2-0 at the break, the Millers were on the ropes, but a vastly-improved second period – which saw Alex Revell score twice in quick succession – laid the foundations for their thrilling triumph, eventually achieved via a penalty shoot-out.

Morgan felt the victory owed plenty to the Millers’ persistence and never-say-die attitude, with Steve Evans’s side having accrued 15 points in the final minutes of games in their 2014-15 campaign.

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Morgan, who savoured back-to-back promotions for the second time in his career having also achieved the feat with Peterborough, said: “It wasn’t a day for screaming and shouting. It was a day for finding what the problem was and solving it, and we did it.

“It’s fantastic and what dreams are made of. We went through a bit of a rocky time. But to come out with the prize was what we wanted.

“They always say that the play-offs is the best way to go up, financially for the club, and for the players and fans. Having experienced it, it is definitely the best way.”

Morgan spoke of the importance of the club keeping hold of their best players this summer, with the likes of Kieran Agard and Ben Pringle having attracted interest from several Championship sides.

He added: “I feel not only have we got to invest wisely, it’s key to keep the players. That’s going to be equally as hard. There’s a lot of interest in not just Pringle and Agard, but a lot of players.

“Hopefully they (the bosses) will sort the squad out.”