Rotherham United Manager Paul Warne told Radio Sheffield that he believes the team need to get at least a point against Bristol Rovers tomorrow to get cement a play-off place in League One.
‘It makes my brain hurt trying to work it out,’ Warney admitted, ‘so I’d rather say we need points on the board tomorrow.
‘Fundamentally I want the lads to play well and send our fans home with a smile on their face. But they do know if they win the game tomorrow then, when they leave the pitch, they are definitely in the play-offs. If we don’t pick up any points then we are looking for a bit of hope elsewhere and I don’t want to be doing that. I want us to be in control of our own destiny which means looking at tomorrow like a cup final.’
Asked what sort of an achievement it would be getting into the play-offs Warney said, ‘It’s an impressive achievement for the club as a whole. It’s been a real positive environment here from the people who work in the office to my back-room staff and the players, everybody.
‘We’ve tried to win the fans over because not everyone had full backing of me and I understand that, I’m a bit quirky! But, collectively, we’ve tried to turn it around, tried to make people smile and I think we’ve achieved that.
‘I’m really pleased with what we’ve done but, obviously, you’re only as good as how you end and we need to finish on a real gusto.’