Date: 7th January 2021 at 2:38pm
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Rotherham United Manager Paul Warne admits that it is strange times we are living through.

The Millers had two games postponed in December due to having Covid-19 in the camp, played a game that the Gaffer admitted he really didn’t want to play having players still having or still recovering from the coronavirus then, when he was ready to play a heavy snow shower a couple of hours before kick-off saw the game called-off against Cardiff City by the match referee saying he felt it would be dangerous for the players.

‘There were added difficulties like having no players training for nine days, waterlogged pitches when we should have trained so the Barnsley game (which do go ahead) wasn’t one I wanted on,’ the Millers Boss told iFOLLOW. ‘I wanted to play Barnsley with the fittest team I could have put out but that wasn’t to be.’

Barnsley, who were the better team on the day, won the game two-one at the New York Stadium, with Warne saying he couldn’t fault his players’ effort saying the performance wasn’t as bad as it could have been.

Next up is Everton which is a noon kick-off at Goodison Park in the FA Cup this Saturday with the Gaffer saying, ‘We’ve had a couple of good training days already this week so we are in a better place in that respect.’

The Millers also have players coming back from illness and injury – whether they will be fit enough to take part in the Cup game remains to be seen – while a couple of players out on loan have also returned with Curtis Tilt, who has been on loan to Wigan, looking to win a place back in the squad.

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