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READ | Switch of dugouts at AESSEAL New York Stadium

10 September 2019

Rotherham United’s coaching staff will take up post in the opposite dugout starting at this weekend’s Sky Bet League One clash with Bolton Wanderers, with the Millers looking to make every advantage of playing at AESSEAL New York Stadium count as they continue their search for a first home league win in 2019/20.

The decision has been unanimously agreed between the coaching staff following late goals conceded in front of the away end against Sheffield Wednesday and Tranmere Rovers.

Boss Paul Warne has attributed many of his side’s own second half comebacks to kicking towards a loud KCM Recycling North Stand and hopes that by repositioning the managerial staff closer to the away end, they are able to have a greater influence on the game at the opposite end of the pitch.

“You can be in either dugout, but there are a few reasons for the change,” he told www.themillers.co.uk.

“One is that we haven't really done well at home this season and we're all a little bit superstitious on certain things. As a result of that, we change certain things and this is one thing we can change.

“I know a few clubs have done it over recent years and different managers have tried different things. I know Sheffield United did it - I'm not saying we're going to get to the Premier League, but you never know, you can dream.

“It will be a bit fresh for us as staff as well and we're going to go with it. If we win then we'll stay there and if we lose we could be moving back up the hill. There's no more drama than that really.

“It might help, it might not. We might then be worse going that way [towards the home fans]. I spoke to the staff for their opinions and they feel that it might help us.

“If it does and it helps us to win and it is a better working environment then great.”

Rotherham United face Bolton Wanderers at 3pm on Saturday in Sky Bet League One and tickets are still available for this fixture.


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