Millers ground down

Andy Munro watches Blues beat Rotherham.

This was a vital win for the Blues, and one they deserved despite the opening ten minutes of the second period, when Rotherham threw the proverbial kitchen sink at the home side to no avail.

Fair play to John Eustace for dropping the ineffectual Scott Hogan and playing a mobile threesome behind Lukas Jutkiewicz in the shape of Khedra, Hall and Chong. The Juke played his part by winning almost every aerial duel and the three behind him were a constant threat.

Reda Khedra continually showed a clean pair of heels to the opposition defence and fully deserved his spectacular goal following good work from Tahith Chong. The second and clinching goal came from a corner that led to George Long hammering home, yet he’s a player that far from convinced me initially but has subsequently made me eat my hat enough times to start a milliner’s shop.

Other stand out performances came from Harlee Dean and Maxim Colin, plus an excellent twenty minutes just when we needed it from the irrepressible Hannibal mejbri. Another two or three wins from the last ten or so games would and should see us home and hosed before the final day of the season. Where’s that pipe and slippers?