Warrington sees his chance

ANDY Warrington says he will leave nothing to chance now he's back between the sticks for Rotherham United.

Scott Shearer's injury pain has been the 36-year-old's gain, offering a chance to become the team's number one again after playing second fiddle so far this season.

A clean sheet at Aldershot on Saturday and another winning display at the New York Stadium against Morecambe on Tuesday night is a good start and now Warrington wants to stay as the number one despite feeling great sympanthy for his rival and sparring partner.

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"It is good to be involved. You want to play games," he told the Advertiser. "You've got to grab your chance when it comes but I feel really, really sorry for Scott because I think he has been playing really well.

"I'll just try and take my chance and we'll stick together. I know it's a cliché, but I'll take it game by game. Before I probably took my place for granted sometimes but now I'm a little bit more mature and there is more competition."

With Shearer out for five to six weeks, Warrington has a prolonged run in which to stake claim and he can count on the backing of his closest rival.

And manager Steve Evans promised: "If Andy keeps clean sheets and keeps us winning then he'll stay in."