Quick-fire questions with Rotherham fan, Peter Nattress

Fibresand pitch at Rotherham United 2
Fibresand pitch at Rotherham United 2

You’ve made a decent start under Paul Warne after a very difficult season last year. Are the aims to bounce straight back and do you think you are well equipped to do so?

I think the club want to bounce straight back at the first attempt. If we do I think we will struggle again. I’d personally rather get set for a proper attempt at establishing ourselves in the Championship and if that takes a couple of seasons, so be it.

Are you pleased the club stuck by Warne despite a poor season last term?

I’ve got to be honest, keeping Warne wasn’t my first choice but as it is I’m happily eating humble pie – it tastes nice.

What sort of side can we expect to face on Saturday?

I think we’ll be very attack minded, although with your defence performing well it could be that patience is required.

Lee Frecklington is facing a race to be fit – how important a player is he?

Lee Frecklington is the heart of the club on the field.  He makes a difference for sure, however we can manage without him if he doesn’t make it.  Personally I think we’re a better side with him in it.

Who else should we look out for in the Rotherham side?

Ryan Williams, Darren Potter and Kieffer Moore are the three to watch out for.  Williams likes to run with the ball and Potter is a similar player to Richie Smallwood who you’ll all be aware of. Moore is a big lad who can hold the ball up well, but he can also be a fox in the box.

Where will the game be won and lost, and have you got a score prediction?

Predicting the score is tricky. If you score first I think you’re capable of holding onto it, but if we score first it could end up 3-1. The game could be won and lost in the defensive areas. Yours is pretty solid. Ours was ropey, but we are getting better.

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Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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