Date: 22nd December 2016 at 4:05pm
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Rotherham United skipper Lee Frecklington says the players are happy to be working under Paul Warne and also had good things to say about Paul’s ‘Assistant’ John Breckin.

Speaking to Radio Sheffield Frecks said, ‘If I’m honest I’ve seen a big transformation in the time he’s been in charge.

‘The lads have been more positive and training more enjoyable in the last couple of weeks than it has been for a long time and I think that’s down to Warney’s personality. Everybody knows him and everybody likes him and the way he is around the players you can’t help but be infected by it.

‘That’s not been the style of the previous managers but there’s a great feeling around the place. In fact I’ve never had a manager like him before. It’s as though he’s gone from being one of the lads, the fitness coach, the mate to the Gaffer and he’s not changed. He’s made training a good place to be.’

Asked if he is surprised that Warney doesn’t want the job on a permanent basis, Frecks replied, ‘I can see it from both sides. I can understand where he’s coming from but, on the other hand, he’d have the full backing of all the players. Everyone respects him around the place and I think he’d be good at it. But if it’s not the path he wants to go down then it’s up to him to make that decision.

‘And John Breckin is another Rotherham man and is a very experienced man. He’s someone who talks a lot of football sense and in the last couple of weeks I think he’s helped a lot.

‘I think between John, Paul and me we do understand what it means to Rotherham United. This is a unique club and sometimes people who come in don’t really realise that. You have to be a certain character, a certain person and Paul is trying to get that sort of work ethic, commitment and desire into the team. And you’ve seen a more Rotherham like performance in the last few weeks.’

Saying it’s a massive week for the Millers, Frecks said, ‘We’ll be trying desperately hard to putting some points on the board.

‘I feel there’s been a big difference in the last four games and I also feel that the lads are more confident, more positive. We’ve only lost by the odd goal and I think we’ve been unfortunate in most of them. The win against QPR gave us a lot of confidence and we’ve got two home games now against teams around us and, if we can get something out of those games, it will give us a good start going into the New Year.’

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