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READ | Warne's pre-Norwich press highlights

14 March 2019

Paul Warne talks to iFollow Millers ahead of the home game against Norwich City...

Rotherham United boss Paul Warne wasted no time in dusting himself off following last night’s away victory at QPR.

He was back at the training ground this morning on iFollow Millers duty to discuss the first away win of the season, and look ahead to Saturday’s clash with the league leaders Norwich City.

Remember full video content is available shortly HERE on iFollow Millers…


Warne's reflective thoughts on the dramatic win at QPR...

"It was a great relief, but to be honest, just winning a game is a relief, it doesn't matter if it is home or away. Obviously for the away fans to travel down and with the way it happened in the last 30 seconds of the game, you know it is the winning goal so it is something special. I've spoken to the players about it today, and I had five minutes with Semi on his own, those moments in life you cannot recreate in any other environment other than sport."

Warne on Semi Ajayi's recent development...

"He has the athleticism to play in midfield, that's for sure. I think he's learning the role, which was unusual to him to start with. He's getting better, his awareness is improving, and I thought that both offensively and defensively he was really good last night. He broke up play and set us going on attacks, and obviously to score two goals is really good. He feels confident at the moment which is great, as do many of the players."

Warne on Joe Mattock's suspension...

"He's suspended now, but we'll be okay. Joe has been great for us, but there is no drama, I know who I'm going to play in there. Robbo can play left-back but he's injured at the moment. There's a few options there, we have also played a back three before so there's options."

Warne's other team news...

"Joe Newell has a bit of a dead leg, Joe (Mattock) is suspended but I think that everyone else is fine. They are a bit fatigued obviously because they played 70 plus minutes at Sheffield United with 10 men, then travelled to West London, then come home at 2.30am in the morning. We are training now, and then it'll be a pre-match meeting about Norwich. It's chaotic, so we don't have too long to enjoy the win."

Warne on Norwich...

"Norwich are a formidable team, they have loads of energy. The full-backs bomb on for fun, so we'll have to pick a team that we think will win the game. I have said to the lads, sometimes our selections might look odd, but it is done for the right reasons."

 


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