Paul is happy to be re-United

IT'S just like old times for Paul Green at the New York Stadium now Neil Warnock is in town.

The 32-year-old is no stranger to Warnock's team talks having played 30 times for him at Leeds United.

And while Green has some sympathy for the man he's replaced, Neil Redfearn, he says the Millers have to take on Warnock's ideas quickly if they're to get out of trouble.

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“I've worked with Neil so I know what he wants,” he told the Advertiser. “He wants us to close down and play at 100mph and that's what we did against Birmingham. They've  played like that all season and we mirrored them and I think that's why it was a stalemate.

“The gaffer only had one day with us to sort the shape out. He keeps a clear head and gets you nice and confident and he's still got a bit of banter in the changing room so he's good to have about.

“Redders was very unlucky really, he only had four months but that's football. Things change and the new manager has come in and has different opinions on how he wants you to play and we have to buy into that and we are doing.

“Where we are at the moment in the bottom three, we have to play like we did against Birmingham week in and week out to get results.”

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After just a week in the job, Warnock faces two away games at Burnley tomorrow and Reading on Tuesday.

Long-term injury casualty Leon Best is said to be just one practice game away from a return while Stephen Kelly is expected back for Tuesday at the latest.

Defenders Shay Facey and Tom Thorpe have both picked up injuries while skipper Lee Frecklington's return has been delayed by a new problem, a strained groin.

Warnock will have Andrew Shinnie back available after he was forced to sit out last week's draw with parent club Birmingham City.