Paul Warne talks to www.themillers.co.uk...Rotherham United caretaker boss Paul Warne has called on supporters to raise the roof at Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship showdown with Burton Albion.
The match at the Pirelli Stadium will be Warne’s first in interim charge since the departure of Kenny Jackett at the beginning of the week and he is hoping that the influence of a vocal Millers’ support will bear fruit on the pitch.
Warne, who represented the Millers in two spells as a player becoming a fans’ favourite in the process, has issued a rallying cry to fans travelling to the Pirelli Stadium at the weekend to make themselves heard as he looks to collect his first three points in this spell in the dugout.
“I just want to say I hope they enjoy the game but please get behind the lads,” he told www.themillers.co.uk.
“I know that the fans will support the lads but please be as vocal as you can.
“The whole nervousness of being a footballer goes away and the difference it makes when the fans get on your side is amazing.”
With 18 games gone of the 2016/17 second tier season, Warne has been tasked with improving the fortunes of the Millers and insists that in his experience a loud backing from the travelling fans can make all the difference.
“The away following is always brilliant and I can’t knock anyone, but when we play the Newcastle’s at home and our fans have someone to sing against the atmosphere is amazing and it’s a bonus to the lads,” he added.
“In fairness to the lads, every game they play is a big one and if you can just get another 10% out of a player by screaming and praising them and trying to get the best out of them I hope you will get it back in spades."