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Liddell revels in dream start

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Andy Liddell was beaming with pride after enjoying a dream start to his spell as Rotherham's caretaker manager.

The rookie boss watched on in delight as the Millers overcame Ronnie Moore's midweek departure to hammer Lincoln 6-0. Ironically, Moore's son, Ian Thomas-Moore, was the star, netting a hat-trick to add to goals from Danny Harrison, Ryan Taylor and Jason Taylor, much to Liddell's delight.

"I should probably resign," he joked. "It is not going to get any better than that. It was a great performance, we battered them."

He added: "We needed to respond, we got a beating at Chesterfield last Friday and unfortunately Ronnie lost his job. Paul and I just picked a team, all I asked from the players was to work hard and they did that.

"Anybody who doesn't won't be in the team because there are 22 players here. I was proud to watch them, but it is only one game. I told them to enjoy nights like this because they don't come along too often.

"But any team who wants to beat us will have to work really hard."

Lincoln boss Steve Tilson was understandably infuriated with his side's display.

"We had to get the first goal to be in the game, but it was a poor first goal to concede from a corner that wasn't great," he said.

"We have not got any leaders right through the squad and it showed. They did not earn the right to score six goals, we gifted them four or five.

"We need to buck our ideas up in the last eight games, I said to the players the difference between us and Rotherham was that it looked as though they had something to play for, but we are not over the line yet. It is easy to go eight or nine games without a win if you got on a losing run."

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