Warnock says he's 'ordered a crash helmet' ahead of Wednesday trip, talks up Leeds fans

New York Stadium sign, Rotherham

Rotherham United manager Neil Warnock takes his side to Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship this Saturday.

Rotherham United manager Neil Warnock says he has ordered a crash helmet ahead of Saturday's trip to Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship.

The Millers are currently three points adrift of safety in 22nd place, with Wednesday occupying the final play-off position having not lost at home since last August.

As a former Sheffield United manager and well-known Blades supporter, Warnock is aware of the reception he'll get when Rotherham make the seven-mile trip to Hillsborough.

As ever though, it's an occasion he'll relish, especially after picking up his first win as Millers boss against Brentford on Saturday.

"I've just ordered my crash helmet," Warnock told Talksport on Tuesday morning. "It's got one of them glass fronts on it now so I can see the game as well!

"The fans will have a go and I'll have a go back, but we have a laugh. If they're beating us they'll let me know score.

"You've got to have a laugh. I don't think there's enough enjoyment these days."

On Rotherham's chances of causing an upset, he added: "It's a tough ask; a local derby. They've got the best team they’ve had for many years at Hillsborough and a good manager [Carlos Carvalhal] as well."

As a former Leeds United manager, Warnock was also asked to comment on the Whites' 4-0 defeat against Brighton & Hove Albion on Monday night.

According to the Mirror, current incumbent Steve Evans was instructed not to talk to the media afterwards and his job is on the line just five months after his arrival Rotherham.

But despite the club's plight, Warnock has assured the fans that Leeds' time will come again.

"Leeds fans chant louder when they’re up against it," he commented. "They've got incredible support; nearly two thousand for a midweek game at Brighton, that’s what it’s about.

"It will turn for them, football goes in cycles and they will have their moments."

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