Greg Halford speaks to www.themillers.co.uk...Midfield enforcer Greg Halford says Rotherham United’s rise up the Sky Bet Championship table under boss Neil Warnock is one of the most remarkable upturns in form that the second tier has seen in recent years.
Halford, who has been employed in a shielding role under the new Millers boss, is hoping his side can continue to record results similar to those that saw them top the form tables in the second tier earlier this month.
“It’s massive and it’s one of the biggest turnarounds I’ve seen in this league for a very long time and hopefully we can keep that going until the end of the season,” he told www.themillers.co.uk.
“It’s completely changed since the manager has come in and the atmosphere is great and everyone is getting along. There’s a lot more banter flying around the changing rooms and it’s all good.
“If the players are getting along with each other and the banter continues then it stands us in good stead on the pitch.”
The former Nottingham Forest and Sunderland man has been given a new lease of life as an extra ring of steel in the Millers’ rearguard and insists that he has started developed an understanding with the other defensive players in the squad.
“That’s why I’m in there, to break up play and help the two centre backs out as much as possible,” Halford explained.
“I think we’ve got a good understanding as well, whether that be with Richard Wood or Lloyd Doyley in there alongside Kirk.
“It’s been good so far and I’m enjoying playing again.”
The Millers boosted their survival hopes with an emphatic win over Milton Keynes Dons last weekend and Halford admitted he was pleased to see marked improvement at both ends of the pitch.
“We’ve looked dangerous on counter-attacks for a number of games now and in all honesty it could have been six or seven at MK Dons, yet we only had 33% of the possession throughout the game,” he added.
“The atmosphere was great down there and it seemed like there were more away fans than home on the day. That’s how much noise they made and all credit to them."