PAUL Warne has asked Rotherham United fans to keep the faith as he turns his full attention to planning for League One.
Today’s draw with Derby County brought the curtain down on a harrowing Championship season that saw the relegated Millers finish 19 points adrift at the bottom despite taking six points from the final five matches.
Warne will now push on with shaping a squad for League One with the extra support of his new number two, Richie Barker, and says he is hell bent on trying to reward the loyalty of the supporters.
Paul Warne applauds the supporters after today's Championship finale.
“I sincerely appreciate their support,” he told the Advertiser. “I’ve been around and about this week and the ones I’ve met are all pretty upbeat and tell me the players they’d like us to sign.
“I’ve taken this job on because I think I can do good and I can’t say anything more reassuring than we are trying our best. I am putting every single ounce of effort in that I can and I’m surrounding myself with the best people I can. I know what I want to do and I just want people to keep the faith really.”
Lee Frecklington’s second-half strike had Rotherham on course for their sixth win of the season until Tom Ince’s late penalty rescued a point for the visitors.
Warned added: “We limited Derby to so few chances and I couldn’t fault the players’ work ethic.”
Keep posted for updates through the week on developments at the New York Stadium and see Friday’s Advertiser for in-depth analysis
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