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READ | Warne relishing facing in-form Wimbledon

2 February 2018

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

Rotherham United boss Paul Warne insists he is relishing the challenge of pitting his side against one of Sky Bet League One’s form teams as AFC Wimbledon come to AESSEAL New York Stadium on Saturday.

The Dons arrive in South Yorkshire having won three of their last four league games without conceding a goal and Warne admits he is well-aware of the threat that Neal Ardley’s side will pose this weekend.

“We've been on a really good run but over the last four games they've been on a better run than us,” he told www.themillers.co.uk.

“They're not conceding goals at all and they can definitely break teams down. We beat Bradford at home 2-0 and I thought we were excellent that day but they beat Bradford away from home 4-0, so that just shows what a formidable team they are.”

Whilst Warne is conscious of the impressive run that the Dons are enjoying, he has reason to be confident in his own’s side’s ability following a string of good results before last weekend’s break and says if they can perform to their maximum, then there is no reason that they can’t add another three points to their third tier tally.

“They can be really pleased with their form and are obviously going to come up here on Saturday after playing last week thinking, 'same again lads, let's get at them and see what we get',” he explained.

“We've got to be prepared for that but then also I think if we play as well as we can then we're a formidable opposition against anyone, so I'm hoping that we start on the front foot and take the game to them.”

The Millers will be looking to avenge the defeat that AFC Wimbledon inflicted upon them at Kingsmeadow earlier in the season, in which they showed good resilience to stave off a number of attacks from Warne’s side before claiming the points.

“They were good on the night but we were disappointed with the result and it started a little bit of slump,” Warne continued.

“I think they do suck up pressure really well and at 1-1 we were sort of throwing the kitchen sink trying to win it and then they broke and we had a couple of defensive errors to say the least and we threw the point away that we had.”


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