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READ | Tiredness won't worry Warney ahead of Fulham trip

12 December 2016

Paul Warne talks to www.themillers.co.uk...

Rotherham United interim boss Paul Warne says he can accept his players suffering from a little fatigue, if they can turn in a performance of a similar ilk to their victory over Queens Park Rangers at Craven Cottage on Tuesday night.

The Millers caretaker manager is ready to accept that a number of his squad may be feeling the effects of their colossal effort which saw them record three points at the weekend and is pleased that there are no fresh injury concerns within the camp.

“In fairness, they'll be tired, but I've been tired for 20-odd years,” Warne joked.

“There's nothing wrong with coming in to work feeling a little bit of stiffness and we'll do everything we can. We'll do a little bit at the hotel tonight and a light training session tomorrow and they'll be up and ready to go, nailed on.

“Surprisingly when you win, everyone is feeling great. There's no physical issues at all and I've got no new injury worries. Everyone has trained this morning on the grass and we had a little bit of a fun session with the lads who played.

“I've still got my same squad of 20 to pick from and I'll choose my system and my team on the way down.

“I'll speak to a couple of the key players about the way that I want to play tomorrow and after that I'll decide which way I'm going.

“If they fall at the last hurdle at 80 minutes then I'll just take them off. It's no big deal. They'll be ready and up for the fight and that's all I can ask of them.”

Warne is unlikely to be presented with a selection headache in goal on Tuesday after a superb performance from Lewis Price against Ian Holloway’s side, as his main challenger, Lee Camp looks set to miss out.

However, the popular fitness coach is hopeful that if he chooses to emit the former Nottingham Forest goalkeeper tomorrow night, it will give him the opportunity to challenge for a place when the Millers travel to Hillsborough for the South Yorkshire derby next Saturday.

“Lee Camp is at the last 10 percent of his injury and that can take one hour or one week, we don't know,” Warne explained.

“He's frustrated and I saw him again this morning and he's working hard in the gym but he's not going on the grass.

“I think we'll leave him until Thursday before he goes on the grass so then he'll be in contention for the game at the weekend.”

Elsewhere on the injury front, defensive duo Kelvin Wilson and Kirk Broadfoot look close to a return, while the progress of Greg Halford’s rehabilitation has please Warne.

“Kelvin is close and Broady just needs a ressies game because he's close,” he told www.themillers.co.uk.

“Peter Odemwingie is back for the weekend and I've got Greg Halford, who was supposed to be out for 6-8 weeks is progressing really well. He's well ahead of schedule, so he's keen as mustard to get back in as well.

“In the next couple of weeks I'll probably have, without any more injuries, a full squad."

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