Paul Warne talks to www.themillers.co.uk...
Rotherham United boss Paul Warne insists he has been pleased with his side’s reaction in training this week following the home defeat to Gillingham last time out, but could reshuffle his pack for Saturday’s FA Cup clash against Crewe Alexandra.
One change will be enforced with left back Joe Mattock missing due to suspension following his dismissal last weekend, with Warne hinting that he could give his side a freshened look for their first action in this year’s competition.
“They've been excellent [in training] and I know you wouldn't expect me to say anything else,” Warne told www.themillers.co.uk.
“They've been really good this week and we had a meeting Monday and let the lads take it to tell us where they thought they went wrong and to make sure we're all singing off the same hymn shee
“I have options to make changes and the evident one is Joe Mattock, who is suspended. I'm going to have to make some change to the left back or play a different way that doesn't need one.
“We've been looking at that and we'll continue to do that as the week goes on. I'll just try and put out the 11 that I think are going to win that match.”
Meanwhile, the Millers boss says preparations have now stepped up ahead of the trip to Gresty Road in the FA Cup, with Warne keen to try and put together a run in 2017/18.
“That went really well, they trained really hard Tuesday, Wednesday they had a bit of a down day and then on-pitch preparations for the Crewe game start on Thursday,” Warne explained.
“We'll change it and we'll pick the team that we think are going to beat Crewe because it's been a while since we won an FA Cup game.