Rotherham United boss Paul Warne makes admission over formation ahead of Bristol City clash

Rotherham boss Paul Warne knows his side need a result against Bristol City on Saturday as the pressure starts to build.

Thursday, 10th December 2020, 1:38 pm

The Millers have lost seven of their last nine games to slip down the Championship table and frustration from a section of fans is beginning to grow.

Warne's side have found themselves 2-0 down after 15 minutes in each of their last two outings and have been unable to mount a meaningful response.

It does not get much easier at the weekend as Bristol City come to the AESSEAL New York Stadium, but Warne knows the tide needs to turn.

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Rotherham United manager Paul Warne. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The boss, who has delivered two promotions alongside two relegations in a four-year stay at the club, is widely loved by the Millers fanbase, but some of that goodwill appears to be waning.

He knows a victory against the Robins would be a timely one.

“I would be stupid to say, 'I love losing every week, it's a right laugh', it's about getting a result on Saturday, a win, a draw.

“There's no guarantees. Just because you want it doesn't mean you get it.

“We have to wrap them up, thank them for their efforts on Tuesday and go again and we will.”

Warne has adopted a 3-5-2 formation in recent weeks and after an initial positive result against Bournemouth, it has left the Millers exposed.

The boss admits he has a decision to make over how to set up his side on Saturday.

“I said I liked 3-5-2, but we changed to 4-5-1 after about 15 minutes at Watford.” he said.

“I do like the 3-5-2 but only if the centre-halves step out which they didn't in the first 15 minutes which caused us untold problems.

“I do miss the wingers, at the end there was an impetus from them, Flo (Jozefzoon) was excellent and Mickel (Miller) on the other side.

“I do miss the wingers and it is a system we dallied with and whether we continue with that on Saturday we will see.”

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