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23 January 2018

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Rotherham United boss Paul Warne says his side will be looking to avenge the defeat to Yorkshire rivals Bradford City at Valley Parade in the league earlier this season, as the two sides lock horns in South Yorkshire on Tuesday night.

Warne, who picked up the Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month award for December, admits he felt that his side were unlucky to come away with nothing from the encounter in Bradford earlier this season and have set their sights on a positive outcome from tonight’s game.

“On Saturday [against Portsmouth] when the Fourth Official put three minutes up I was thinking it was going to be a draw and then we managed to get a win out of it,” Warne explained.

“If we'd have come off the pitch with a draw it would have been disappointing and points dropped and I think anyone that watched us at Bradford would think the same. I thought we were really good and I think we dropped points there as well so it will be nice to put that right Tuesday night.

“Kilgallon cleared one off the line from Kieffer and we played really well that game. Sometimes you don't get your just desserts.”

However, despite Warne’s intention to record victory over the Bantams in the midweek clash at AESSEAL New York Stadium, he was quick to point out his respect for a side that he believes will be firmly involved in the Play-off shake up come the end of the season.

“Bradford are no surprise for being in the top six again after their disappointment last year,” he continued.

“I think Stu [McCall] has done brilliantly to keep the troops' spirits high and I know how hard that can be. He's kept them up and he's keeping them in the top six comfortably and that's where I think they will end the season. 

“They're a really hard team to play and they've probably got one of the best away records in the league. We look forward to the game but we're respectful of the opposition.”

Meanwhile, there could be Rotherham United returns for two players in the Bradford City squad with Nicky Law and Paul Taylor likely to be involved in Stuart McCall’s plans tonight.

“They're two good players and two very dangerous players, both of them have got a shot on them. Nicky Law was a great player here and a great kid and I really liked him.”


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