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Millers have unfinished business in second tier

Rotherham's Joe Newell takes on Bristol's James Clarke.'Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe'21st April 2018.
Rotherham's Joe Newell takes on Bristol's James Clarke.'Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe'21st April 2018.
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Millers midfielder Joe Newell believes Rotherham United have unfinished business in the Championship next season.

Newell was in the side which got relegated from the second tier in 2017 with a miserable 23 points to show for their efforts.

But the South Yorkshire club bounced straight back with an impressive League One promotion last month.

And manager Paul Warne has done a fantastic job rebuilding the club, his youth policy and recruitment on a modest budget rewarded with sweet success.

“After the horrors of last year that makes it all the more incredible how well the team has done, the manager has done, it’s just brilliant,” Newell said.

“I think the way the gaffer started the season with the expectations, we just wanted a good year to get the enjoyment back again.

“We all knew the quality in the squad, we all knew we were more than good enough to get out of the league and we have done it.

“It’s brilliant, its what we all worked so hard for.”

Millers fivesome Newell, Jon Taylor, Will Vaulks, Anthony Forde and Semi Ajayi will all get another crack at the Championship. And that’s a chance for them – and the rest of the squad – to show what they can do next term.

“To get in the Championship again and I think the club is much more solid,” added Newell, who had his contract extended for another year last season.

“The players who were all here the year before, we want to do ourselves justice.”

Meanwhile, the Rotherham United Disabled Supporters Association (RUDSA) Meeting have scheduled their first meeting for July 12.

Former Star correspondent Les Payne will be the guest speaker on the evening at the New York Stadium, which runs from 6.30-8.30pm.

The group aims to ensure that disabled supporters enjoy the best match day experience at the club. - The Millers have announced they will hold their annual Golf Day at Sitwell Golf Club on Monday 23rd July.

For more details or to book call the club on 01709 827771 or email commercial@rotherhamunited.net