Rotherham's staff will hold an inquest into Championship relegation

Rotherham's staff will hold an inquest into their Championship relegation.

Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 3:10 pm

The Millers fell just short of staying in the second tier as an eighty-eigth minute goal on the last day of the season sent them back to League One after just one season.

There were many factors that contributed to their downfall, including an unusually poor home record.

Boss Paul Warne accepts mistakes were made as he prepares to build a new squad with promotion in mind next season.

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Paul Warne, manager of Rotherham United.

“We didn’t win enough crucial games at home,” the boss, who has said he wants to carry on in the job after a period of reflection, said. “That was our downfall this year.

“We need to take stock of where we think we went wrong. We obviously made mistakes as a club.

“The management team and the players, we’ve all made mistakes. We need to reflect on that.

“As I sit here now, I feel I will be the manager come pre-season. That’s as honest as I can be.

“Relegation is so raw still that the thought of going again and potentially losing some of my players seems a lot to think about. We need to rebuild the squad.”

Ten players have already left the club, five out of contract and five at the end of the loan spells, while there could also be more exits.

The club are waiting on answers on contract offers to Matt Olosunde and Josh Vickers while the likes of Michael Smith, Freddie Ladapo and Matt Crooks could attract bids this summer.