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7 May 2019

Millers overseas training camp confirmed...

Rotherham United can confirm that they will travel to Germany for their pre-season training camp ahead of the 2019/20 season.

The Millers will be based in Barsinghausen for their week-long training camp, during which they plan to play two fixtures.

Paul Warne’s side will fly out to Germany on Monday 8th July and will return to English shores a week later on Monday 15th July.

At present, the planned fixtures cannot be confirmed until they have been approved by the FA but details will follow in due course should supporters be permitted to attend.

Millers boss Paul Warne, who is a firm believer that the club’s pre-season regimes have helped them to success during his managerial tenure, is looking forward to once again laying the foundations ahead of the 2019/20 season, this time in Germany.  

“Pre-season camps are essential to us. It has been fundamental to our success over the last couple of seasons, as it is with every club in every league,” he told www.themillers.co.uk.

“We work really hard in pre-season and we get everything we possibly can into them in terms of fitness and information. 

“The destination is pretty essential. I didn't want to go back to the same camp because a few of my players have been here for both of them, so I needed something different.

“I didn't want to go anywhere particularly glorious like Portugal or Spain because it always sounds more like a holiday, although it definitely isn't.

“We're going to the heart of Germany and we'll try and get a couple of games against German teams. 

“I've always looked at the Bundesliga 2 or 3 as a potential source for players, so it will be good to actually play against them to see how they compare to our team.

Warne has previously assembled the majority, if not all, of his squad prior to jetting off for Austria and is hopeful of doing the same before this year’s trip to Germany.

“It's essential that we try and get the majority of our transfer work done prior to flying out there,” he continued.

“I like to try and take the whole squad. The first year we went to Austria, the only two players we hadn't signed before we went were Josh [Emmanuel] and Kieffer [Moore], but we signed them and they flew out.

“Last year we weren't far away from completing our business either so hopefully we'll have all that done.

“We're in the process of that now, we're trying to retain the players we want to and if we're not fortunate enough to do that then we'll have to replace and get some fresh blood in.”

 


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