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READ | Millers must focus on fresh start under Warney, says Tom

9 December 2016

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Rotherham United midfielder Tom Adeyemi says he and his teammates are looking to start afresh under the guidance of caretaker manager Paul Warne, as they look to improve their fortunes in the Sky Bet Championship.

The on loan Cardiff City player insists the man in temporary charge has injected a new lease of life into the club since taking the managerial reins and was unlucky not to get anything from his first game in the dugout against Burton Albion last weekend.

However, the 25-year-old is adamant the Millers must look to the future as they aim to lift themselves away from the foot of the second tier table.

“I think if you start looking back, especially with the start we've had, it's easy to go into games with a much more negative mindset,” Adeyemi told

“We're trying to learn from what's happened before but we have to put it to one side and like Warney says, focus on it being a 'new season' for us.

“There's definitely some positivity and Warney brings that as a character. He's a positive guy and he's good at motivating people and he's going to do that with us.

“We were really disappointed that we weren't able to get that win for him but hopefully we'll be able to pick up going forward.”

There were multiple positives for Adeyemi personally as he completed another 90 minutes in Millers’ colours and snatched a consolation goal in the dying embers of the game at the Pirelli Stadium.

The former Norwich City and Leeds United man admitted he was pleased to be on the scoresheet but believes he has more in the locker, following what he says was a bright start from the Millers at Burton Albion.

“I'm not known as a goalscorer but I probably should score more than I do because I've got the energy to get in the box and depending on where I play, if I've got the licence to get in there then I'd like to think I could get a few more,” Adeyemi continued.

“I feel physically like I'm getting stronger with every game. I haven't had a lot of football over the last couple of years so it's been good to get a run of three 90 minutes now. To be able to pop up in the box and nick a goal is always nice, even if the result wasn't what we wanted.

“There were a few signs and I thought we were really good for the first 15-20 minutes. We had them on the back foot and I think at that point it did feel like it was a fresh start.

“They got one against us then and it was difficult but we'll take the positives from that start and if we can take those chances then the game could have been a lot different.”

The Millers are now faced with the challenge of a Queens Park Rangers side rejuvenated by the return of manager Ian Holloway and Adeyemi says he and his teammates are aware that they will face a tough test on Saturday.

“QPR have got some really good players and they won't be too happy with the season they've had so far,” he explained.

“They've got a new manager with a lot of experience at the highest level so it will be a tough game, but it feels like a fresh start and it's a game we go into feeling like we can win.”

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