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Warnock keen to capitalise on remaining fixtures

13 February 2016

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New Rotherham United boss Neil Warnock says he intends on wasting no time in acclimatising to life in the AESSEAL New York Stadium hotseat.

The former Sheffield United manager says he surprised Chairman Tony Stewart with his insistence on taking to the dugout in Millers’ colours for the first time on Saturday and is keen to get started with a win against high-flying Birmingham City.

“When I spoke to the Chairman on Thursday night I think he was a bit surprised when we were talking about next week and I said, ‘no I want to come up tonight when I’ve finished talking with you and take over tomorrow’,” Warnock told

“I think it’s important because it’s an opportunity to get some points and I couldn’t afford to miss out on that with only 16 games left.

“Whether I’ve spent enough time with the players, I don’t know, but I’d like to think we’ve given them a little bit of a lift.”

Warnock is well aware of the threats posed by Gary Rowett’s Blues’ side and admits that he may look to integrate elements of their playing-style in the setup at Rotherham United.

“With Gary’s team you know what you’re going to get and we’d like to put a little bit of that type of football into our game,” he explained.

“They’re reliable, they all know what they’re doing, they’re very good on the break and they’re very good at set pieces so you know what you’re going to get.

“We’ve got to overcome that and try and create our own chances and look for weaknesses in their setup and that’s what we’ll be doing.”

The Millers boss, who was most recently in the dugout with Queens Park Rangers, is anticipating an entertaining encounter at AESSEAL New York Stadium and insists his side will not hold back in their remaining 16 games.

“I think it’ll be a decent game and I don’t think there’s any reason for us to go anywhere and play for a draw now. Whether that’s us at home against a top team or whether we’re going away, I think everyone goes out to win.

“In the Championship the bottom beats the top and that happens quite a lot."

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