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Rotherham United: Why Paul Warne believes the Millers have no Championship demons to banish

Rotherham United manager Paul Warne feels there is a strong bond between the Millers players and fans
Rotherham United manager Paul Warne feels there is a strong bond between the Millers players and fans
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Boss Paul Warne insists Rotherham have no Championship demons to exorcise next season.

It was hard work the last time the club was in the division, finishing bottom by 19 points and conceding 98 times after great escapes the previous two seasons.

However, Warne believes those bad memories were banished last term and feels the faith has been restored with the fans after going straight back up.

Warne, who is looking to add to his goalkeeping department this summer, admitted: “This time last year it would have been a totally different answer.

“We had big expectations, we had to try and win people’s faith back in the club and the town.

“We lost the first game away at Fleetwood and I think straightaway a balloon was burst with a few people, thinking maybe myself or the team weren’t going to be good enough.

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“It took a few months to get people believing in us and I think they’ve fallen back in love with the club and fallen back in love with the lads I’ve got. They’re great people, they do a lot in the community, a lot in the hospital and I’ve got some great characters in the dressing room.

“I think there’s a real relationship between the players and the fans for a first time in a long time.

“I’m going to keep the same lads here so a lot of the fans will know them and I think they have a lot more trust in the players now.

“We could lose the first three games but I think the faith has already been restored.”

Meanwhile, Fleetwood’s Cian Bolger is the latest name to be linked with a move to Rotherham.

Warne has expressed a desire to add a centre half and Bolger, who has played 91 times for the Cod Army, could make the step up to the second tier.