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Millers’ manager Paul Warne says he won’t get carried away with his side’s perfect pre-season results record ahead of the new campaign, but admits their run of wins over the last few weeks will help set the bar for the 2017/18 campaign.
The double success on Tuesday night over Gainsborough and Alfreton meant that Warne’s side have a 100% winning record in pre-season, having seen off Austrian and Hungarian opposition whilst abroad to add to their opening friendly win over Parkgate and whilst the Millers boss insists he will not take too much from the pre-season results, he admitted the winning feeling is a good one to have around the club.
“You can win all your pre-season games and it doesn't mean anything, but after the season we had last year, I think we're trying to build confidence and erase some memories, so the more games the lads can go out and perform the better,” he continued.
“They're winning games which is good and you can only play who's against you, so I'm pleased but I know there's a lot more to come from the group.
“It's a better habit to be winning games than losing games. I just think with the group we've got are a positive bunch and the staff and physios work really hard to keep all the lads on the pitch. I think the lads all appreciate that and when they go out there and put the shirt on, they're doing that with a bit of pride and that makes me happy that they want to play for this great club.
“The other team which was strong, won at Alfreton 2-0 and the strikers are scoring with Ball and Proctor both finding the net. They're gaining more and more confidence and we'll watch the games on Wednesday.
“We'll watch the bits we want to speak about and every day that goes by we're trying to polish them a little bit more.”