Rotherham United: Paul Warne full of praise for new addition to backroom staff

Rotherham manager Paul Warne is impressed with the impact that new goalkeeping coach Andy Warrington is already making.

Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 5:51 pm
Parkgate vs Rotherham Utd Pre-season Frriendley Saturday 14th July 2012 Andy Warrington

It was one Millers stalwart replacing another in the dugout, as Warrington replaced Mike Pollitt on Warne's staff.

Pollitt left to join hometown club Bolton after three years back in South Yorkshire.

New man Warrington knows the club just as well, having played 233 times between 2007 and 2013.

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He was previously at Lincoln and has brought some innovative coaching methods with him.

“I'm really pleased with Woggy,” Warne said.

“He's been great with the 'keepers since he's been here.

“He is just a really good, upstanding human being. He 'gets' the club.

"He's a brilliant bloke and I've always kept in contact with him, ever since he finished playing.

"He probably brings different qualities to Polly.

“Nobody can be as stupidly funny as Polly because he's just like a freak.

"Woggy is really good on set-pieces.

“He comes from a different angle, which is quite nice.

“It's a bit of a 'refresh' button because they've done things differently at Lincoln to how we've done them here."

Warrington was a great servant to the Millers during a difficult time that saw him experience administration, points deductions, a move to Don Valley Stadium and Wembley heartache.

His feeling for the club was clear when Warne asked him to do the job.

“When I asked him if he wanted to do it, I told him. 'Look, just think about it for two minutes and then get back to me'.

"He phoned me back within two minutes and said, 'I don't know why I am thinking about it. Of course I want to do it. It's my dream job’.

“His mum was emotional. And he was a bit 'cry-y' on the phone.”

Warne has been nominated for the League One manager of the month award for November.

He guided the Millers to three wins from four matches, including a memorable comeback from 2-0 down at MK Dons.

Warne is up against three other managers.

Kenny Jackett, whose Portsmouth side inflicted the Millers’ only defeat of the month, Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth and Bristol Rovers manager Graham Coughlan.