Paul Warne talks to www.themillers.co.uk...
Manager Paul Warne praised the ‘huge effort’ all round after staff worked round the clock to ensure that training went ahead as planned at Roundwood this morning.
The recent heavy snowfall resulted in the Millers’ League One campaign being put on ice for seven days, but that didn’t stop the first-team training today, as ground and coaching staff came together to clear snow from a section of the Roundwood playing surface.
After the trip to Gillingham was one of several games to fall victim to the arctic conditions, Warne brought his troops together this morning, before handing them some key down time before work resumes as normal on Monday.
"The conditions are bad but we decided to try and cover an area of the training ground off to see if we could train,” Warne told www.themillers.co.uk
“The majority of the lads have managed to get in today, so credit to them for showing the willing and credit to all the ground staff and everyone else who worked so hard to clear the snow. It was huge effort.
“We have worked them hard for an hour and a half and it was a good session. It might be cold but it isn’t if you run around, and the lads have trained hard and got something out of the day.
“We had the odd snowball flying around, but it was good fun before we got down to the serious stuff. We’ve spoken about the spirit at length before, but today the atmosphere was great.
“The lads have really worked hard today and earned some down time now over the weekend. They can go away and spend some time with their families and then we come back Monday and we work hard again for the next game.”
A new date is still to be confirmed for the pilgrimage to Priestfield, with the Millers next in action at home to Rochdale on March 10th.