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READ | Warne calls on Millers to maintain form on return to action

6 January 2018

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Rotherham United boss Paul Warne says he has given his side an ‘elongated weekend’ in the absence of a first team fixture, as the club get set for the second half of the Sky Bet League One season.

The Millers manager admits that there is some fatigue in the camp after a cluster of games over Christmas and the New Year but is keen to return with a refreshed squad when they travel to Oldham Athletic on 13th January.

“Everyone is a bit jaded. We've been in a couple of days this week and I've given them an elongated weekend where they can go and spend time with their families and just get away from the football club,” Warne told

“Then we'll come back again next week and train and then it's four-and-a-bit to five months if we're lucky to really have a go at it and see where it takes us.”

Warne’s summer recruitment placed emphasis on bringing in players that would do no less than give 100% for the shirt and admits he has not been disappointed by the group as we reach the halfway stage of the campaign.

“Their attitude has been spot on,” he continued.

“Nobody is moaning and nobody is groaning and it obviously helps when you win football matches.

“Psychology is king in all professional sports but you're not going to get it all your own way all of the time.

“Character is key and I've said that all along. I think if you have a really good dressing room and togetherness and they put the effort in for each other, it's worth 10 points a season.

“I'm not saying we have the most talented team in the league but they're really fighting for each other and picking up points.”

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