Paul Hurst says he will never be sick of the sight of Rotherham, despite more suffering at the hands of his former club.
Hurst, who played 494 times for the Millers between 1993 and 2007, was on the end of more misery after Michael Smith’s goal gave Rotherham the three points against his Ipswich side.
It came a little two months after the Millers beat Hurst’s Shrewsbury side at Wembley in the League One play-off final at Wembley.
Hurst, whose friend Paul Warne has tipped to one day manage at the AESSEAL New York Stadium, was preparing himself to be disappointed with a draw as his side dominated much of the game in
“I’ll never be sick of the sight of Rotherham, my time spent here was obviously a good one. I genuinely wish them well I am not up against them.
“The last three games I have come out on the wrong side of the result but this one feels odd.
“You are preparing yourself to feel disappointed that you drew the game and then you end up losing it, so it is hard to take.”
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Warne, who played over 200 games in the same Millers side as Hurst, had sympathy for his friend.
“Me and Hursty are very close,” he said. “In fairness, a part of him is a Rotherham fan so if he’s going to lose to anyone he would probably choose us.
“The scoreline is kind to us, I thought they had a couple of really good chances first half and caused us no end of problems.
“We have had a double session this week to try and get the lads to be more resolute on set-pieces and the lads have defended really well today. They are great human beings, they don’t moan about doing extra work and they will do anything to help us win.”