Rotherham United v Wolves: Player ratings

Who stood out for Rotherham United in the 2-2 draw with Wolves as the Millers kicked off their Championship season at AESSEAL New York Stadium? Paul Davis delivers his verdict.

Sunday, 7th August 2016, 10:37 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 16:39 pm
Danny Ward opens the scoring

Rotherham United (4-3-3)

Lee Camp 6

New boy Anthony Forde

Left in trouble by defensive errors for the first goal. Nothing he could do about the second.

Stephen Kelly 6

Didn’t do enough when he had the ball going forward but used his experience well in defence.

Kirk Broadfoot 5

Kirk Broadfoot hits the deck

His lack of pace was exposed at times when Rotherham’s play broke down and Wolves countered.

Richard Wood 5

As committed as always, but found himself with too much space to defend.

Joe Mattock 6

New boy Anthony Forde

Unremarkable afternoon for one of the stars of last season. Had to leave the field with a knee injury.

Jake Forster-Caskey 6

Neat, tidy and comfortable in possession, but didn’t do enough to ‘affect’ proceedings.

Will Vaulks 8

Kirk Broadfoot hits the deck

The Millers’ man of the match. An all-round influence and a wonder-goal. Excellent debut.

Lee Frecklington 6

Usual non-stop industry from the skipper without the attacking highlights. Calf injury a worry.

Anthony Forde 6

Mixed bag. Can be a real threat on the flank, with good delivery, but now and again the ball doesn’t stick.

Danny Ward 7

Fast, good touch, does well in the air. All he has ever needed is more goals. And he headed a good one here.

Jon Taylor 7

A small man who should become a big player for Rotherham. Looked really lively in spells until tiring.

Subs used

Richie Smallwood 6

On for Frecklington, 67 minutes. Slotted in without fuss. No-nonsense, sensible play.

Tom Thorpe 6

On for Mattock, 71 minutes. Came on at right-back, with Kelly moving to the left. Steady.

Scott Allan 6

On for Forster-Caskey, 76 minutes. Went looking for the ball, but no time to make a real impact.

Subs not used: Price, Halford, Wilson, Yates.

Wolves (4-3-3): Ikeme 6; Iorfa 6, Batth 7, Hause 6, Doherty 6; Edwards 6, Evans 5, Saville 7; Wallace 6 (Mason H-T, 5), Bodvarsson (Costa 88) 7, Henry 5 (Teixeira 63, 7). Subs not used: Lonergan, Coady, Price, Deslandes.

Goals: Ward 9, Vaulks 20 (Rotherham); Saville 39, Bodvarsson 65 (Wolves).

Referee: Scott Duncan 5.

Red card: Iorfa, 52 (Wolves).

Attendance: 11,291 (2,567 away).