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Daniel Farke: Rotherham are a brave side

19 February 2021

Daniel Farke described Rotherham United as ‘a brave side’ in his pre-match press conference at Lotus Training Centre on Friday afternoon.

Speaking to the media ahead of Saturday’s visit of the Millers at Carrow Road, Farke referenced City’s tricky 2-1 win away to Rotherham as proof that three points won’t come easy.

“We are respectful,” he said. “Every match is difficult, our previous game at Rotherham was very difficult. We won the game in the last second. 

“They’ve won four out of the last eight games, they are a brave side. I love their handwriting, they always play with great fighting spirit and togetherness.”

Manager Paul Warne was unable to be in the dugout the last time we met due to a family member testing positive for COVID-19, but Farke is looking forward to seeing the Norwich fan again this time.

“You can feel how much it means to Paul when he plays Norwich,” he said. “We've had good chats and I'm a big fan of his work. His teams always leave everything out there.

“The depth in the squad is very important. Both teams played on Wednesday, Rotherham always rotate. We are not going to rotate seven or eight positions. We won't play with a completely different side.

“Stoke and Coventry tried to do something but we were in the lead early and they opened up a little bit which helped us. I would love to score the first goal tomorrow and then Rotherham has to open up a little bit. 

“I still think we will control the game. They are similar to Barnsley, they like to press. We will have to find ways to bypass their pressing and find the gaps.”

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