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READ | Belief in Millers has not wavered, says Warne

24 February 2017

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Rotherham United interim boss Paul Warne says his belief in his side has not wavered as he prepares them for this weekend’s trip to Griffin Park to face Brentford in the Sky Bet Championship.

The caretaker has been tasked with picking his players up this week following their defeat at Cardiff City last Saturday but insists his confidence in their ability has not been deterred by their most recent result.

“It's difficult and it's probably more difficult for me than them,” Warne told

“I've said to them that I will never give up on them and I believe in what they are doing and I believe in them as human beings and as athletes."

Warne continued to add that a midweek fixture would have been welcomed with his squad keen to bounce back from the defeat to the Bluebirds, but believes they are well-equipped to respond in the capital on Saturday.

“I'll never stop believing that they'll go into games prepared to win football matches,” he added.

“Unfortunately we took a tonking and there's no hiding from that but they're pretty resilient.

“It's a pity we didn't have a game on the Tuesday to get it out of their system and I think prior to that game, they've played pretty well over recent weeks.”

With a test against Dean Smith’s Brentford side on the horizon, Warne took in the midweek clash at Hillsborough which saw the Bees emerge victorious and admits he was impressed by what he saw from them on Tuesday night.

“I really like them. They're a pretty young side and athletic and they pass the ball well,” Warne explained.

“They scored a couple of goals from set pieces so they obviously have a bit of a threat there.”

The interim manager finished by paying tribute to the work done by Smith in the Griffin Park hotseat, whilst acknowledging the meeting between the sides earlier in the season at AESSEAL New York Stadium.

“They are really good at home so it'll be a tough game,” Warned admitted.

“Generally, the way he has them organised means they're attractive to watch.

“He's a good manager and a good bloke. We beat them here earlier in the season, in my opinion a little bit against the run of play."

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