Rotherham United (a) Friendly
Miller's left wing cross was headed in by Wallsend-born striker (and
Wallsend Boys Club alumni) Michael
Smith at the South End of the ground. Defenders and goalkeeper both seemingly guilty of a lack of
84 mins Stand-in striker Jeff Hendrick met Jacob Murphy's corner at the near post and converted with a fine header into the far corner. 1-1
Full time: Millers 1 Magpies 1
"We played extremely slowly, and got slower. The first half hour, we
were nowhere near what’s required, but we’ve worked a lot, over the last
couple of days.
“We knew that after the game the other night and since then we’ve put into the them as well so it’s evident that there was a few tired bodies.
“As I’ve said all along it’s about getting players ready and having minutes. The accumulation of minutes is vitally important to ourselves.
"Isaac Hayden and Ryan Fraser in particular because obviously they were missing for six weeks previous so we’ve got one or two issues with sickness but overall I think everybody’s come through."
On transfer progress:
“It's quite possible he (Woodman) might be in goal (at the start of the season). He’s been playing for a couple of years at Swansea, and we thought for him to keep on playing — there was a loan move to Bournemouth — but I’ve got to look after the club.
"In 10 days’ time, we'll see how Karl (Darlow) and Martin (Dubravka) are and we'll maybe look at it again.”
Following defeat at York City and victory
at Doncaster Rovers, Tuesday saw The Magpies continue their
pre-season tour of Yorkshire at the New York Stadium of third tier Rotherham