Date: 1st April 2016 at 9:11am
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Rotherham United take on Yorkshire rivals Leeds United tomorrow afternoon at the New York Stadium and it will be a bit like an old friends meeting in the dugouts.

Millers Boss Neil Warnock and his Assistant Kevin Blackwell have Leeds connections with Warnock being at the helm at Elland Road from mid February 2012 to April the following year and Blackwell being in charge of them from 2004 to 2006.

And, of course, in the opposite dugout will be Steve Evans and Paul Raynor both who did brilliantly for the Millers while in charge taking them from League Two to the Championship.

Speaking to The Advertiser, Kevin Blackwell said, ‘Leeds are a club I was very pleased to manage and I was very proud to lead them out in a major cup final. It’s a great club.

‘But our job now is to look after Rotherham and we’ve got to try and beat Leeds and anything that’s gone on before will be put to one side.’

Former Millers Boss Steve Evans said, ‘It will be emotional coming here but when the referee blows the whistle then the job will take care of itself. It’s a Yorkshire derby and there’s pride at stake.

‘It will be an opportunity for Paul Raynor and myself to applaud the Rotherham supporters who have given us so much support in the past and welcomed us to the town. It was three-and-a-half years of the best years of our lives working for a great club and a great Chairman and when I leave this world those memories will go with me.

‘But my love is Leeds United and that’s my job and I’m continuing to work hard and it’s a bonus coming back to Rotherham as Leeds United Manager.’

Millers Boss Neil Warnock said, ‘I don’t know Steve closely although I have spoken to him a few times but it just adds spice to the match. Leeds are a great club but we’ve proved we can take anyone on anywhere.’



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