Rotherham United Manager Paul Warne says that, generally, everyone in the Millers camp is ‘alright’.
Speaking via the telephone to iFollow the Millers Boss said that the lads have been in this week and training as normal saying that they were trying to keep everything up-beat saying, ‘it’s business as usual without taking any unnecessary risks.’
Of the players who aren’t well Millers’ ‘keeper Lewis Price is self-isolating as he recently spent time with his brother who has the coronavirus while striker Freddie Ladapo is also self-isolating after he reported sick with a fever.
Loanee Dan Barlaser has been recalled by his parent club Newcastle United who didn’t want him training and he is now in self-isolation.
Speaking about training Warney said, ‘It’s just trying to keep the lads ticking over so when there is a game they are mentally and physically fit to play. But they are going to get to a stage where mentally they aren’t going to want to take it so we aren’t training next week although if the lads want to come in and do a bit of grass work the coaches will be here.’
Talking about the ins-and-outs of the coronavirus the Gaffer carried on, ‘It’s all a bit surreal at the moment and there are going to be loads of things happen that we haven’t seen before like the season supposed to finish by the 1st June which isn’t happening now.
‘Obviously in the position we are in we would love the season to finish but not to the risk of anyone’s health and well being. As much as we all love football that isn’t the most important thing at the moment and I’d be disappointed if the season got written off but you have to put it into the context of what’s happening in the world. I’d love it to finish but I’m not a fan of it finishing behind closed doors. But things are out of our control.
‘The hardest thing is not knowing when the season will start again and although hopefully it won’t, I wouldn’t be surprised if the date gets put back again.’
It’s a difficult situation for everyone at the moment and I have to fully agree with Warney that it’s the not knowing that is difficult.
Let’s hope everyone comes out of this safe and happy in all walks of life.