Player ratings: Rochdale 0 Rotherham United 1

Richard O'Donnell.
Richard O'Donnell.
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The Yorkshire Post’s Leon Wobschall delivers his verdict on Rotherham Unted’s players after their 1-0 win at Rochdale.

Rotherham United

Richard O’Donnell: Did not have a real save to make, but did the bread and butter stuff well enough. 7

Shaun Cummings: Tidy shift and got forward when he could. 7

Richard Wood: Took a blow in the first half, but shrugged it off well. Won his fair share of headers and organised the backline well and got his bonus of a goal. Performance of typical character. 7

Michael Ihiekwe. Nice and solid and competed well. 7

Joe Mattock. One or two moments of danger from Matt Done, but steady enough in the main. 7

Anthony Forde. Miscontrol ensured that he missed a good first-half chance, but produced the well-taken delivery for the all-important goal. 7

Darren Potter. Lovely ball to set up Towell for a chance he should have converted and continued his recent smooth form with another composed showing. Booked. 8

Lee Frecklington. Picture of anguish early on after his afternoon was curtailed by what looked like a pulled muscle. 6

Richie Towell. Posed a problem for Dale with his runs at times and showed good energy and persistence levels. 7

Ryan Williams. Not truly his day, but showed flashes in parts. Didn’t stop running and grafted for the team. 7

Kieffer Moore. Put himself about well and posed problems for Harrison McGahey and Jimmy McNulty. No goals this week, but an assertive display. 7

Substitutes: Will Vaulks (Frecklington, 7). Typical hard-working shift for the team in his preferred midfield role. Should have done better with a first-half headed chance, mind. 7

Semi Ajayi (Forde 88), Jonson Clarke-Harris (K Moore 90).

Not used: Lewis Price, Josh Emmanuel, David Ball, Jerry Yates.

Rochdale: Lillis 7, Bunney 6, McNulty 6, McGahey 6, Daniels 6, Rathbone 6 (Andrew 61), Camps 6 (Inman 71), MJ Williams 7, Henderson 5, Done 6 (Slew 81), Davies 7. Substitutes unused: Rafferty, Ntlhe, J Williams, B Moore.