Rotherham United: Freed Andy tips Millers to flourish

Former Rotherham shot-stopper 'Andy Warrington.
Former Rotherham shot-stopper 'Andy Warrington.
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Former Rotherham United goalkeeper Andy Warrington has claimed the club must strengthen their attacking department to challenge for promotion next season.

Only Daniel Nardiello (20) hit double figures as the Millers pipped Port Vale to the runners up spot in League Two on the final day of the season.

Lee Frecklington and Ben Pringle weighed in with nine goals each from midfield but Warrington feels they need more firepower to be in the hunt for a top-six place.

Warrington, released by Rotherham last week, told The Star: “There is a good spine to the team. There is a lot of experience in the dressing room and some good young players.

“The manager wants a forward. Everybody wants a goal-scorer. The more you can get at your club the better because of injuries and loss form during a season. They have got Nards [Daniel Nardiello] and if there is another one to be added then that would be great.”

Sheffield-born Warrington, who joined the Millers from Bury in 2007 and made 233 appearances, said: “I definitely think Rotherham will be pushing next year. I was fortunate to play in the cup games against Stevenage and Notts County and we competed really well so there is nothing to fear in the next division.

“With Bristol City and Wolves coming down, there will be good competition so it will be tough but I fully expect them to be challenging.”

Warringon said he was “disappointed” his six-year association with Rotherham came to an end last Thursday.

“It was a bit of a shock when I was told I was going to be released,” said the 36-year-old. “I would have liked to have stayed and played in League One but that’s not to be the case so I just have to move on.

“The chairman has been fantastic. He is a top man. What he has done for the club is fantastic. He has put the town back on the map.

“I want them to progress as far as they can. The sky is the limit for the club. I wish everyone at Rotherham the best of luck for the future.”