What Paul Warne said about Rotherham United's Championship ambitions

As Rotherham United embark on another Championship campaign, boss Paul Warne is refusing to put a ceiling on their expectations.

Friday, 11th September 2020, 5:00 pm
Paul Warne says he has not put a target on what he wants from his Rotherham United side this coming season

The Millers have been relegated in their last two seasons at this level, but hopes are high that they can do better this time around.

They landscape of the division seems much more favourable and Warne and his players have learned lessons from the 2018/19 campaign.

Any finish outside the relegation zone will be considered a success, but Warne is not ruling out finishing higher.

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“I am not putting a ceiling on anything this year.” he said. “Anything is achievable, you have got to go into it with a positive mindset and I am not putting a ceiling on anyone's dreams.

“Where that takes us I honestly don't know. I haven't had a conversation with the lads, we haven't discussed the dreaded 'R' word or the bottom of the league.

“We are just going to have a right good go at it. Obviously we are going to get tucked up in some games and hopefully we are going to win many games.

“I haven't put a target on it, I haven't spoken to the chairman about what I think, I just think we are in a good place to perform and win football games and wherever that takes us it will.”

Warne's side begin at fellow promoted side Wycombe on Saturday and Warne will not have the loan striker available that he was hoping to have brought in.

Warne has revealed the Premier League target is currently out of his price range.

“I'm led to believe the player is available, but at the moment the finances are out of our reach,” he said.

“I'm hoping his club see that if he comes here, plays and does really well it's a good for everyone.

“Here is a good place for a player to develop. As always with loan signings, we're in the hands of the parent club.

"I know how much money he is on. It's money I can't afford to give him.”

Meanwhile, Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce has stated that he is still weighing up what he’s going to do with Millers target Dan Barlaser and indicated the player could go out on loan again or even be sold.