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READ | Major changes not necessary - Warne

12 March 2018

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

Rotherham United boss Paul Warne insists there will be no need to overhaul his side after Saturday’s defeat at Rochdale ended the Millers’ staggering 14 game unbeaten streak.

An away fixture at MK Dons on Tuesday night is next on the agenda for the Millers, as they look to return to winning ways in Sky Bet League One and whilst Warne admits there could be tweaks to his side for the game at stadium:mk, there won’t be a need to make significant changes.

“We have to pick them up and get them ready for another cup final tomorrow night,” he told www.themillers.co.uk.

“With the amount of games we've got left, we're not expecting to win every one, but we do want to and we won't set up defensively tomorrow night. We'll go and try and get at them again and that's the way we've played over the last few months and it's got us success.

“From one result we're not going to change our philosophy.

“We have to pick them up and get them ready for another cup final tomorrow night.

“We look at how the opposition play and how we're going to hurt them and which players will suit that exact game. Win, lose or draw Saturday, we would have picked the team based on what MK Dons can and can't do.

“Obviously after a defeat, it's easier to make changes if I want to because players are probably more expectant of it.”

Fixtures will come thick and fast for the Millers, with four to play before the end of March and Warne admits changes will be necessary to ensure his side can maintain intensity between now and the end of the 2017/18 season.

“We're going to pick up injuries and we'll have lack of energy with a few possibly and there will be little drops in form,” he continued.

“I think any change that I make wouldn't make the team any weaker, it's just personal choice.

“I said to the lads before the game on Saturday, whichever team it is today, it's very unlikely that it will be the same Tuesday and then the same the following Saturday going forward.”

Meanwhile, Warne took time to express his pride at the club’s recent run and will sift through the positives and negatives before they brush themselves down ahead of the trip to MK Dons.

“We've been excellent. If you had said to me eight games ago that we'd win seven and lose one, I would definitely take that,” he enthused.

“It doesn't make the defeat any harder to take for us, especially the staff because we question ourselves all the time.

“We have to pick the players up today, show them what they've done wrong and show them the good bits of play, which wasn't as many as normal unfortunately.”

 


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