Warne's boys pass the character test

MANAGER Paul Warne hopes the togetherness in the Rotherham United camp can help them bank more points when they resume their League One campaign in two weeks' time.

A starting 11 shorn of skipper Lee Frecklington, Darren Potter, Jon Taylor and recently departed top scorer Kieffer Moore were still able to fight back to take a point against a powerful Blackburn Rovers side yesterday.

After a run of four matches in ten days and a haul of ten points from 12, the squad are now having a few days off to rest and recouperate before beginning the build-up to the next match away to Oldham on Saturday week.

And the Millers chief says it is deserved.

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"Character is key," he said. "I've said all along, if you have a really good dressing room and togetherness and the players really put the effort in for each other then it is worth ten points a season. I'm not saying we have the most talented team in the league but they are really fighting for each other and picking up points.

"They'll get all the accolades. They've done really well and the more positive results they get, the more they trust each other and that is crucial.

"We're trying to build a good environment at the training ground and it's good when it comes off for you."

The break will allow Warne and his staff extra time to work on their January recruitment plans, of which Moore remains a part after his productive loan spell from Ipswich.

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Rotherham face competition for his signature and as with so many transfer issues, Moore's future might not be decided until the end of the month.

Catch Friday's Advertiser for all the latest from the Millers camp.