Rotherham United manager Paul Warne believes his side’s style of play is similar to that of Nottingham Forest.
That was the message from the Millers boss when he spoke to the club’s official site ahead of the Championship contest tomorrow afternoon.
Martin O’Neill’s side kept their play-off hopes alive last weekend by coming from behind to beat Swansea City. It wasn’t a vintage performance, and the Reds didn’t avoid criticism from supporters, despite picking up the result.
This win has left the Reds three points off the play-off places, with just seven games in the Championship season remaining.
They’ll be acutely aware that it won’t be an easy game against the Millers. They may currently be sat one point adrift of safety, but they are never easy to play against, especially at the New York Stadium.
Speaking on the Reds, Warne told the club’s official site: “They’re hugely motivated at the moment and definitely playing for their manager. They don’t play a completely different way to us.
“Their style of play has changed a little bit but the players on the pitch haven’t changed that much. They like to attack and get crosses in.”
One of the main positives from last weekend’s win against Swansea was a return to action for Lewis Grabban. Although he didn’t make the impact he would’ve wanted to, it’ll have done him good to get some minutes under his belt.
The 16-goal striker will still fancy his chances of breaking the 20-goal mark before the end of the season.
This is something that Warne believes his side will have to be aware of in this weekend’s game if they are to pick up a positive result.
He said: “They have real energy throughout the team and they’ve got a goal threat whether they play Grabban or (Daryl) Murphy.
“They’ve got physicality but a bit of class as well.
“We’ll go into the game on Saturday really confident we can get three points.”