Warne: 'Iron will provide Millers with a stern test'

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Rotherham United manager Paul Warne expects the Iron to pose a serious threat for his Millers side, when Graham Alexander's men take to the AESSEAL New York Stadium pitch on Saturday.

After a hugely disappointing 2016/17 season, which saw the Millers relegated from the Championship, Warne has managed to string a positive run of form together, and guide his side to fourth in League One.

On the back of last weekend's slender 1-0 victory over Rochdale at Spotland, Warne said: “I watched them in the Play-offs and against Donny a few weeks ago on a Sunday and for me, they're always going to be top eight.

“Where they are in the top eight is dependent on form obviously, but they've got a really good team.”

Despite having conceded four goals in the last two games, Warne still had a lot of praise for the Iron's reliable backline.

“I think they've got a really good mix of youth and experienced pros and they're always really difficult to break down.

“They're really organised in their shape and they all know their roles really well. They don't necessarily score loads but they don't usually concede more than one goal at any given time.

“They're really hard to break down and I appreciate that they conceded two against Wigan at the weekend, but generally that's not the case.

“I think they'll come here on Saturday in decent form and I know they lost to Wigan but most teams are at the moment.

“Before that they'd done really well and they'll come here and go toe-to-toe with us and it'll be an exciting game.”

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