“We want to do ourselves justice” – Joe Newell on going back into the Championship with Rotherham

Rotherham midfielder Joe Newell says he and his team-mates have unfinished business in the Championship.

Newell was one of a number of the current Millers crop who were part of the worst-ever second tier club, when they were relegated with just 23 points in 2017.

Paul Warne managed a hasty rebuild job and delivered an instant return after victory in the League One play-off final – a fine achievement considering the turmoil the club was in.


That gives the likes of Newell, Jon Taylor, Will Vauks, Anthony Forde and Semi Ajayi another crack at the Championship.

And Newell, whose contract was extended for another year, believes they can make a mark this time around.

“After the horrors of last year that makes it all the more incredible how well the team has done, the manager has done, it’s just brilliant,” Newell said.

“I think the way the gaffer started the season with the expectations, we just wanted a good year to get the enjoyment back again.

“We all knew the quality in the squad, we all knew we were more than good enough to get out of the league and we have done it.

“It’s brilliant, its what we all worked so hard for.

“To get in the Championship again and I think the club is much more solid, a much better position than last time we were there so I think it will be a lot different.

“The players who were all here the year before, we want to do ourselves justice.”



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