Date: 3rd December 2016 at 8:33pm
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Rotherham United’s caretaker Boss Paul Warne said he gave all he could after today’s defeat away at Burton Albion.

‘I’d have given everything I could for the team to win today,’ an emotional Warney told Radio Sheffield. ‘It’s ridiculously hard, ridiculously stressful and I gave everything I could but it wasn’t enough and that’s hard to take.

‘But I’ve no regrets. I can look at myself in the mirror and I’m a good person, a good man and tried to win a game of football.

‘I set out to win, I didn’t come here to draw. I did every single thing I could and I’m disappointed that we didn’t give the fans something.

‘The fans were quite funny with some of their songs and I enjoyed their input in that respect and they’ve been brilliant with me so I can’t knock them. I’m disappointed I didn’t give them something but there’s no more for me to give, I can’t give any more.

‘I’ve learned from all different Managers things that were good, things I didn’t like and stupidly I thought that would be good enough to win the game and it wasn’t.

‘Their Manager (Nigel Clough) was a gentleman today. With five minutes to go he said to me ‘Warney you just haven’t got any luck’.

Asked if he thinks there might be more impetuous on the Chairman to get someone in quicker after today’s game, Warney replied, ‘If we’d have won the game then I don’t think there’d have been such a rush but after defeat you can see there’s problems and knowing the Chairman he’ll want to sort them out quickly which I’d whole heartedly agree with and say if he can get someone good in, better than what we’ve got, then get them in to help us out. I’ll obviously do it as long as the Chairman wants but I think something will happen sooner rather than later.’

Of course we were disappointed with the defeat today but in no way should that defeat be laid at the feet of Paul Warne who sounded devastated this evening. I’m glad the players apologised to him.

I was just as much disappointed in one or two fans who were in the stands today having a go at Warney – not necessary, not at all. Warney is doing his best with what he’s got. He’s Rotherham United through and through and I hope one or two people haven’t made him feel like he wants to leave the club.

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