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Lunt: "We Respect Rotherham But We Cannot Fear Them"

28 January 2022

Lunt on Rotherham visit to the Mornflake Stadium this weekend.

Kenny Lunt has told the club’s official website that everyone has great respect for Rotherham and the work conducted by Paul Warne , but there can be no fear when the two clubs clash again this weekend.

Crewe drew 1-1 at the New York Stadium back in September, but were knocked out of the Papa John’s Trophy by the Millers in the knockout stages late on. Crewe had gallantly recovered to tie it at 2-2, but would concede two late goals when Warne introduced a plethora of talent from his subs bench.

Talking ahead of this weekend’s encounter with the promotion hunters, Lunt told us: “We managed to get a point at theirs and I thought it was deserved in the end, for the way we stuck in the game. They beat us in the cup, so we know what a good side they are and that they have very good players.

“We respect them greatly, they are a club that has gone up to the Championship and back down again over the last few years. They are a big club and like I said, we have a lot of respect for them and for Paul but we cannot fear them.

“We know what to expect from them having played them twice. We have to stand up to that physical side of their play and I think we have done that relatively well over the last two games.

“Then we need to keep on improving and pass the ball to each other. We didn’t do that last week enough at Cambridge, and it was a poor performance from us, so now we have the chance at home to put on a better performance and show some of the skill we have in this team.

"We have done okay defensively, conceded only from a deflected shot last weekend but we need to be more created, make more chances and make the opposition goalkeeper work harder. We need that mix to be right again."

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