Postponement best way forward says Rotherham United boss Paul Warne

THE decision to delay the football season for three weeks across the EFL and the Premier League is one which will have been received with the undoubted approval of Rotherham United manager Paul Warne.

Rotherham United manager Paul Warne

An individual and manager who is perceptive and enlightening in his views and with a clear duty of care for his players, staff and the club he represents, the Millers chief will see it a victory for common sense, alongside plenty of the others.

The Millers chief, speaking ahead of his side’s scheduled home game with Southend United, which was subsequently called off, said: “I would prefer a postponement and then get all the games Saturday-Tuesday, Saturday-Tuesday for the last four or five weeks and go for it like that.

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“All sport is entertainment to a certain extent, but it just seems weird playing behind closed doors. I understand why and you have to put the nation’s health in front of a football match, quite obviously. But if I had a choice, I would rather have a few weeks postponement.

“People will listen to me and say: ‘he doesn’t understand, what an idiot’. But a simple answer to a simple question, that is my preference.”

Meanwhile, the Millers have provided a further update regarding club teams in the light of the postponement of first-team matches until April 3.

A statement read: “All Academy fixtures and training will also cease until this date, while the club’s reserve calendar will also be put on hold.

“In addition to this, all activity with the Rotherham United Community Sports Trust is currently under review.

“We will continue to work closely with the EFL and follow their advice on this subject which remains under constant review and we will ensure that our supporters are kept informed on the matter with information as we receive it.”