Rotherham United boss delighted with how trio of new Millers have settled in

Rotherham United boss Paul Warne has been delighted with the way his trio of  new players have settled in at the club.

Wednesday, 18th July 2018, 3:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th July 2018, 3:02 pm
Paul Warne

Defender Clark Robertson, striker Kyle Vassell and Zak Vyner have all embraced the new challenge ahead, especially the club’s tough training camp in Austria last week.

Vassell bagged a fine hat-trick on Tuesday night and could have had four goals if he had not missed a penalty.

And Robertson has impressed at the back with solid displays as the Millers continue to gear up to the opening day of the Championship season, away to Brentford.

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Gruelling early morning hill runs were once again the order of the day as Warne took his team through the paces near their training base in Lindabrunn last week.

And two friendly fixtures, in which all three players featured, also helped the new boys gel with their new teammates.

“The three new lads have settled in really well and have a great training ethic,” revealed Warne. “I think they’re enjoying the different environment.

“It’s hard obviously, but every club at this time of year is putting it’s players through the ringer and we’re definitely no different.

“It’s not about results, it’s about getting them [the players] all match ready for when the season starts.

“It’s quite a long process, but the lads are bonding.

“Most of the lads were here last year and we’ve got good people and good human beings again, which is what I want.”

First team coach Richie Barker revealed that the coaching team have been “drip-feeding” the squad with their expectations.

Barker said: “We’ve started that ball rolling and over the next few weeks we’ll be drip-feeding more information in.

“We’ve had our first set play meeting, where we presented to the players about some of the expectations.

“We’ll keep hitting home the importance of them because they played a big part in getting us where we were last year and it’ll play a big part in it again this year.”