Rotherham 4 Morecambe 5: Player ratings

Rotherham were dumped out of the EFL Cup with a display that was undermined by shambolic defending as they went down 5-4 to League Two Morecambe.

It was a night to forget the Millers, with only Jerry Yates’ two goals and a senior debut for Mason Warren the only positives.

Here’s how the players rated, with the chance to add your own.

Lewis Price 7 – Was called into action far more than he ought to have been and produced a number of important saves that kept the Millers in the game.

Tom Thorpe 6 – Another outing at right-back and Thorpe did a solid job. Confident on the ball and got up and down well.

Greg Halford 5 – Was on the way to asserting himself as a candidate for central defence at Aston Villa before inexplicably allowing the ball to run in the area, leading to Morecambe’s second goal.

Kelvin Wilson 5 – Clearly lacking fitness, Wilson had an inauspicious Millers debut as his error led directly to Morecambe’s opener while there were other hairy moments before his half-time withdrawal.

Mason Warren 6 – A mixed debut for the young left-back.. He got forward well and produced a superb goal-saving block in the second half but was also exposed at times.

Richie Smallwood 5 – Back in his usual role in midfield, Smallwood struggled to dominate as he has done in the past.

Will Vaulks 5 – Saturday’s man of the match struggled to recreate those highs.

Scott Allan 5 – Was absent for large spells of the game, the Millers will be looking for more from their loanee.

Jon Taylor 6 – Was Rotherham’s most dangerous player in the first half, but faded slightly. Still waiting to seen an end product from his endeavour.

Jake Forster-Caskey 5 – Showed a few nice touches, but struggled to take control of the game.

Jerry Yates 7 – Two goals for Yates – his first for the senior side – was a nice moment and he showed promising glimpses elsewhere.

Richard Wood 6 – Came on at half-time and appeared to solidify the Millers until giving an injury-time penalty away.

Danny Ward 6 – Added a physical presence to the Millers attack, but did little of note.

Anthony Forde 7 – Changed the game when coming on, scoring his first goal and looking dangerous.

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