Date: 6th May 2016 at 8:24am
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Rotherham United defender Greg Halford is looking forward to a new start for the new season.

The thirty-one year old must have thought last summer that all his dreams had come true. Being released by Nottingham Forest and immediately snapped up by another Championship side by then Millers Manager Steve Evans who even gave him the captains armband. But things went down hill soon after that when after just a handful of games he was replaced as skipper, played just one more game and was sent out on loan to Birmingham. Coming back to the New York Stadium in December rumour has it that he was sent to train with the youngsters and never looked like getting another game in a Rotherham shirt. But then enter Neil Warnock and the lad has never looked back playing fourteen games and making it impossible for the Gaffer to drop him.

Greg is still in contract at the New York Stadium and told The Advertiser that he’s expecting a difficult season next year.

‘With the teams who are coming down and those potentially coming up who will have more money than us so it’s going to be difficult.

‘But we aren’t a poor club and we are run well but maybe with some better direction from the manager it will help because it hadn’t been run to the standard of a Championship club up to when Neil Warnock came in. But he knows what he wants and that’s the main thing and it is, potentially, in good hands. Obviously we don’t know what he’s going to do at the end of the season but everyone has enjoyed working for him.

‘He’s been like a breath of fresh air. Yes he wants you to work hard but he can also speak to you like a human being and that’s what man management is about.’

Saying he was disappointed with losing on Saturday at home to Blackburn Rovers, Greg carried on, ‘I’m probably more disappointed with the loss than anyone else. It’s all well and good being safe with two games to go but a winning attitude is what it’s all about. It was frustrating doing the lap of honour and having to put on fake smiles because the defeat was still raw. It was difficult but the positive side was that we did play well and created good chances.

‘It’s been a very up and down season for me personally. It didn’t go how I would have liked it to have gone but in the end I got where I wanted it to be and so did the team.’


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