Rotherham United interim head coach Paul Warne has told the club website that his team must play every game like it is their last one.
The Millers have had a miserable season so far and are currently at the very bottom of the Sky Bet Championship with just 17 points. They are a massive 16 points off of 21st placed Bristol City and will need a miracle in the last 12 games of the season if they want to avoid getting relegated to Sky Bet League One.
And now as Rotherham stare relegation in the face, Warne is now challenging his players to be the best they can be and play like every game is their last as it could very well be in this league. And that challenge will start with an incredibly tough game against Aston Villa at the weekend, with promotion chasers Brighton and Hove Albion set to follow later in the week.
He said: “I lecture the lads a lot about legacy and say to them, that if it is the last game of their career what would the Rotherham fans talk about when they leave the stadium,”
“I want them to play like that, like it’s their last game and like it’s a cup final.
“They are massive games and they’re big for the fans, I just so hope the lads can give them a performance they can be happy with.”
“I can’t guarantee results but I like to think I can guarantee a level of effort and I’ll set out a team to perform in both games,”
“I want them to perform to a level and I want them to go toe-to-toe with the best teams in the league. If that means it gives us a good run until the end of the season, then great.”
“I think a lot of them have got a lot to prove and I think the fans have been really patient with the lads and been supportive and I’d like to give them something back.”