Paul Warne and Rotherham United gearing up for a 'big' two weeks

Rotherham boss Paul Warne knows the current international break could be the biggest of his managerial career.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 4:35 pm

The Millers are embarking on a two-week hiatus from league action and it comes at a good time.

The squad has just recovered from an outbreak of coronavirus where almost 20 players and staff were infected.

Warne himself has just finished a period of self-isolation and can return to the club's training ground.

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Paul Warne has the opportunity to work with his Rotherham United players on the training pitch dueing the international break: Darren Staples/Sportimage

He will use the time to ensure his players are fully recovered from the virus and work on tactical aspects ahead of what lies in store when the season resumes.

The Millers have to cram in 11 games in 37 days as they play catch-up – a period that will decide whether they stay in the Championship or head back to League One.

Warne told the Star: “It is a big one for many reasons. As it for all the coaches, coaching has been minimal for many reasons, Covid, games, flooded pitches, frozen pitches, snow.

“It will just be a good time to get the lads on the grass and train them without the worry of fatigue or a game coming up.”Warne also hopes the time will allow his injured players to return to the fold.

“We need to get ourselves into a position where we can have a Jamie Lindsay, Chieo, Robbo, Joe Mattock back in and help the lads have a massive last push,” he said.

“If we are good enough, we are good enough, if we're not, we're not.”

The Millers resume on Good Friday with a trip to Millwall.