Paul Warne talks to www.themillers.co.uk...Rotherham United interim boss Paul Warne is hoping to put his side’s away form in the Sky Bet Championship behind them this weekend and end their winless run on the road when they take on Bristol City.
The Millers were defeated on Tuesday night at the City Ground by Nottingham Forest meaning the club are still without an away win this season, but Warne insists his side are edging closer to recording three points away from AESSEAL New York Stadium.
“I'm hopeful that this game away this weekend will see the lads go at it and have a real belief and come away with the points that hopefully we deserve,” he told www.themillers.co.uk.
“We're not far away and I'm not trying to blind people with fibs but we're not. I just beg people to get behind the lads and show them your support because it does make a massive difference.
“I think regrettably, we haven't played brilliantly away from home but we have been good in periods of the game. Whenever we make a mistake we get punished unfortunately.
“It's not my job to just berate them to a pulp. I've got to tell them as it is, but I've also got to try and pick them up.”
The Millers arguably enjoyed the better of the opening 20 minutes in Nottingham in midweek but failed to capitalise and were punished when Britt Assombalonga converted a penalty to give the home side the advantage.
Warne has called upon his side to be more ruthless when they are enjoying a purple patch in games and reiterated the importance of them taking the lead if they are to try and win the match against the Robins.
“I said to the lads the other night that they need to score when they're on top,” he explained.
“You need that goal and I think if we'd have got that at Forest the other night the fans were beginning to turn a little bit.
“The games that we've won are the games in which we've scored first. You can criticise as much as you like but psychology is massive in professional sport and in most games, especially under our tutelage, we've been really good in first halves.”
The popular fitness coach once again placed on record his thanks to the Millers’ faithful for their backing in midweek and encouraged them to continue to get behind his side.
“I appreciate the people who went to Forest and clapped the team off and I appreciate the fans are hurting that we're losing but we're trying to be a positive bunch,” Warne added.
“The club is in good shape, but unfortunately at the moment we're not getting the points that our play deserves."