Rotherham United boss Paul Warne goes into self-isolation

Rotherham United boss Paul Warne goes into self-isolation

By Paul Davis | 13/10/2020

Rotherham United boss Paul Warne goes into self-isolation
Paul Warne

MANAGER Paul Warne will miss Rotherham United's next two matches as he self-isolates because of a coronavirus case in his family.

The Millers boss has tested negative for the disease but must stay away from the training ground and AESSEAL New York Stadium for a fortnight.

His quarantine began last Friday and he will be absent for Saturday's Championship home clash with Norwich City and the trip to Nottingham Forest the following Tuesday.

"One of my family members had a bit of a fever and we went for a test last Thursday," he said. "They were positive, I was negative. We got tested again on Friday to confirm the results.

"At this moment, I don't have coronavirus. I don't have any symptoms. But because of Covid restrictions, I have to self-isolate and stay away from the squad for two weeks."

The manager is holding regular online meetings with his staff and is being sent footage of training.

Number two Richie Barker and coach Matt Hamshaw will take charge of the team against the Canaries and Forest. Warne will watch both matches and have an input via phone at half-time.

"I'm blessed with the fact that we've put together a really good team of players and staff," he said. "I don't fear we'll be under-prepared in any kind of way.

"I have staff I fully trust. It's just frustrating. I feel great but I can't do anything."

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