Rotherham United opened up their Austria tour with a goalless draw against SKU Amstetten.
The Millers started their pre-season off with a bang by beating local side Parkgate 3-1. Following that match, they headed to Austria to start their training camp where head coach Paul Warne is hoping to improve their fitness even further. And as part of this tour they faced Amstetten today, a team who were promoted to the Austrian second division this year.
But it wasn’t exactly a thriller and the sort of match you would expect from a friendly. In the first half, barely anything of note happened and anyone who was watching would probably be wondering what else they could be doing with their time. Lewis Price in the Rotherham goal was forced into action a few times but nothing that would trouble a goalkeeper of his experience.
The first half team stayed out for a while in the second half but they were all replaced on the hour mark. But even the change of players wasn’t enough to make the game interesting. Yes, players like Joe Newell and Jon Taylor tried their best to break down the stubborn Amstetten defence but while their runs did test the Austrians, they weren’t able to make that key breakthrough and the game would end up finishing goalless.
Rotherham will be staying in Austria for a bit longer and will take on SC Wiener Neustadt as part of the tour. Their opening match of the season will be against Brentford.