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READ | Warne calls for bright start and early goal from Millers

10 March 2017

Paul Warne talks to www.themillers.co.uk...

Rotherham United interim boss Paul Warne is hoping his side can come flying out of the blocks and make that pressure tell, when they travel to Molineux to face Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.

The Millers’ caretaker has been pleased with how his side started the recent clashes with Aston Villa and Brighton and Hove Albion, but admits they have been punished for not capitalising on their early pressure.

However, Warne is keen to ensure his side are first to register on the scoresheet at the weekend as they take on Paul Lambert’s Wolves in the Midlands.

“It's really important we score first and that's what we'll be intending to do,” he told www.themillers.co.uk.

“I think it will be tense and I'm just hopeful that we start the game well as we have in previous weeks.

“I just hope that our early pressure gives us a goal and something to build on because I'm well aware of the fact that if we concede first, it's disappointing for the lads.”

Meanwhile, the Millers’ interim boss has received some feedback on Saturday’s opposition from former colleague Andy Liddell, who conceded that he was very impressed with the Molineux-club as his current employers faced them in midweek.

“I spoke to Lidds this week because they played Ipswich in midweek and he was really impressed,” Warne continued.

“They haven't been on the best of runs, but they're a very good side, especially on paper.

“They're big and strong and they've brought players in in the transfer window and spent a lot of money in the summer. Looking at the side the other night, they look like they've called on all their Championship campaigners.”

Warne concluded by explaining that whilst he acknowledges that the Millers’ form on the road this season hasn’t been good, he will be setting up positively and aiming to take advantage of the pressures of hosting his side at the weekend.

“Our away form hasn't been amazing and there's no point wrapping it up any way differently,” he added.

“I'll go with a smile on my face and set the lads up positively and see what we get.

“I think I know what I'm doing and I can maybe second guess what they'll do. He's got a lot of players to pick from but the pressure will be on them at home, because they need a win to get out of the trouble they're in."

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