No regrets as Warne’s Rotherham United put on brave face at Everton

Rotherham United's Will Vaulks (right) scores his side's first goal of the game during the Carabao Cup, second round match at Goodison Park (Picture: Peter Byrne/PA)
Rotherham United's Will Vaulks (right) scores his side's first goal of the game during the Carabao Cup, second round match at Goodison Park (Picture: Peter Byrne/PA)
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Rotherham United boss Paul Warne said he did not regret making eight changes to his side as they went down 3-1 to Premier League side Everton in the second round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.

Gylfi Sigurdsson’s first of the season broke the deadlock in the 28th minute before Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored twice, his second coming moments after Millers substitute Will Vaulks’ 86th-minute header had raised hopes of a late comeback.

Warne said: “I don’t look at my players as first-team players or reserves, they are much of a muchness.

“I don’t regard making all those changes as weakening the team.

“It isn’t like I’ve been offensive to the cup, I’ve got another big game Saturday.

“I was intending to throw the kitchen sink at them in the last 20 minutes and, at 2-1, it looked like I was a fantastic tactician.”

Everton's Yorkshire-born Dominic Calvert-Lewin (centre left) celebrates scoring his side's second goal against Rotherham (Picture: Peter Byrne/PA)

Everton's Yorkshire-born Dominic Calvert-Lewin (centre left) celebrates scoring his side's second goal against Rotherham (Picture: Peter Byrne/PA)

I was intending to throw the kitchen sink at them in the last 20 minutes and, at 2-1, it looked like I was a fantastic tactician.

Paul Warne