Former Sheffield Wednesday man Carlton Palmer has given credit to Paul Warne after his Rotherham United side were relegated to League One last weekend.
Rotherham were relegated after a one-year stay in the Championship last weekend, after drawing 1-1 with Cardiff City in South Wales.
The Millers needed to win and hope that Sheffield Wednesday prevented Derby from picking up all three points at Pride Park.
Lewis Wing scored an excellent volley to open the scoring for Rotherham on eight minutes, but Marlon Pack’s 88th minute equaliser condemned to the Millers to relegation, despite Derby being held to a 3-3 draw with the Owls.
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Warne delivered an emotional post-match message in wake of his side’s relegation, after they won automatic promotion from League One last term, after watching his side fail to capitalise on having games in hand this term.
Speaking exclusively to Football League World, Carlton Palmer revealed that he sent Warne a message after an eventful final day, which saw both Wednesday and Rotherham drop into League One at Derby’s expense.
He said: “I sent a text to Paul Warne the other day.
“I’ve not just watched his players on the last day of the season, I’ve watched them over the course of the season, and they have given absolutely everything.
“They weren’t quite good enough, and they’ve come down to, what, five minutes of staying up? He was absolutely devastated.
“That’s the manager of the football club and that’s what’s missing from the game. I didn’t see any of that from Sheffield Wednesday in all fairness.”