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We remain focused, says Eric

30 September 2015

Eric Black talks to Millers Player HD...

Caretaker manager Eric Black insists that he will be ensuring that his Rotherham United side remain focused in the build up to Friday night’s showdown with Burnley in front of the Sky cameras at AESSEAL New York Stadium.

The Millers’ first team coach, who has stepped into the hotseat following the departure of management duo Steve Evans and Paul Raynor, is keen to make sure his players prepare as always for the Sky Bet Championship clash with the Clarets.

“I have to ensure that when they hit the training ground that they do the proper work and get the preparation that is needed to win football games,” Black told

“To be fair, they’ve focused and worked really hard on the training ground and we hope to see the dividends.”

Black is no stranger to the role of caretaker manager having taken temporary charge of affairs at the likes of Blackpool and Birmingham City and insists his day-to-day duties won’t be heavily affected by the extra responsibility.

“I’m responsible now in picking the team which obviously I had a say in before but it was just an opinion. That’s the sole change and I’m still mainly in charge of what happens out on the training ground and that’s the bit that I enjoy the most.

“When you become responsible for picking the team it’s obviously your decisions that count but I’ve got a good idea of the players because I’ve been here for the last three months,” he added.

“I have an idea in my head for Friday but we have had decent results so we won’t necessarily tweak too much with it and I’ll make those decisions as we go towards Friday."

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