Rotherham United: Millers tipped to make an impact

Both teams line-up at the Paul Warne Testimonial Game at 'New York Stadium Rotherham
Both teams line-up at the Paul Warne Testimonial Game at 'New York Stadium Rotherham
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Coach Paul Warne is confident that Rotherham United can make an impact on League One next season.

The Millers legend, now in the midst of his Testimonial Year, also believes the club can get into The Championship at some stage.

As a player, Warne was an important part of the successive promotions the Millers enjoyed in 2000 and 2001 when they ended up in what is now The Championship.

“The way the club is thinking, and following the success of the move to the new stadium, getting up to The Championship is the aim,” said Warne who is part of the backroom staff and where he has just completed his first year after hanging up his boots.

“I think the lads did really well and they pulled out those five straight wins at the end and, I’m told, never before in the club’s history have they finished with five successive wins.”

They actually rounded things off with the afternoon of celebration in front of 3,000 at Paul Warne’s Testimionial game when they received their League Two runners-up medals.

“I appreciated the lads turning out, they’re a great bunch, to provide the opposition for the former players who came back to play for my Legends team and I do expect them to do well next season and to take us onto further success and why not The Championship?”

Most of the Rotherham squad, along with manager Steve Evans, have been to Las Vegas as a reward for promotion.

Meanwhile Rotherham have announced dates for two pre-season friendlies at the New York Stadium.

They play Huddersfield Town - led by former manager Mark Robins - on Saturday, July 20 (3pm) and then Middlesbrough on Tuesday, July 23 (7.30).