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17 August 2017

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Rotherham United boss Paul Warne says there will be an added incentive for a number of players in his squad who could potentially face their former club at Peterborough United at the weekend.

The Millers travel to London Road for Sky Bet League One action with a number of former Posh players likely to be amongst the ranks including Joe Newell, Lee Frecklington, Jon Taylor and David Ball.

Warne took time of call on his own previous experience of coming up against former employers and admits that the opportunity often provides an extra edge for certain players.

“I always remember when I played Rothers, or Oldham or anyone like that I used to have the driest mouth so it does add motivation,” he told

“Obviously they would all like to play in that game so we'll have to see when I pick the team.

“I think it's always nice when you play your old club.

“I did say to Procs about it though when we went to Fleetwood that it does add a little bit to your game, but sometimes you can be a bit overstimulated by it.”

The travelling contingent is likely to be devoid of Jerry Yates, who will miss out but the Millers boss continued to express his content at the situation on the injury front as a whole.

“He [Yates] is ruled out. I think he'll be out for a couple of weeks and we did fear that he had broken his metatarsal and seeing as I'm an experienced metatarsal-breaker, I thought it might be a good 12-14 weeks which would be horrendous,” Warne explained.

“Fortunately, it will only be a couple of weeks but we're not 100% sure. It's settled down quite well today so we're quite pleased.

“I don't want to tempt fate too much and luckily I'm leaning on a wooden table but I watched some games at the weekend, where players are pulling their hamstrings in the first few minutes of games and you do get a lot of freak injuries this early in the season, but we've been lucky on that account.”

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