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Neil Redfearn set for first game as Rotherham United manager

16 October 2015

Newly-appointed Rotherham United manager Neil Redfearn is all set for his dugout debut, and he's relishing his first match in charge of the club.

Redfearn's first foray as Millers boss will come at Griffin Park, where they face Brentford in a Sky Bet Championship fixture, and the manager admitted it'll be a proud moment.

“It’s a great honour I have to say. Rotherham United is a club that is steeped in tradition and it’s got a fantastic name in Yorkshire,” Redfearn, whose side are 21st in the division after 10 games, told

“It’s a good competitive game to go and pit our wits against a good Brentford side that on their day are capable but we’ve got to go there with confidence and enjoy the day.

“I’ve been in professional football since I was 16 and it’s what you know and it becomes your life. We’ve got a good squad that wants to succeed so we obviously want to give them the opportunity to be successful at this club.”

Read more: Neil Redfearn confirmed as new Rotherham United first team manager

Redfearn enjoyed an illustrious playing career in The Football League and has flirted with managerial roles since his first spell as caretaker at Halifax in 2001.

He also had various stints as caretaker boss at Leeds United, before his permanent appointment as head coach on 1st November 2014.

He was replaced at Elland Road in May earlier this year, and now has the opportunity to lead Rotherham United in the Championship, after they parted ways with Steve Evans last month.

Here's how he got on in his first games in the Leeds United dugout...

As caretaker:

4th February 2012  – won 3-0 against Bristol City

6th April 2013 – lost 1-0 against Charlton Athletic

30th Aug 2014 – won 1-0 against Bolton Wanderers

As head coach:

1st November 2014 – lost 3-1 against Cardiff City

Find out how Redfearn and his Rotherham United side get on at Brentford by following our matchday updates on Twitter via @SkyBetChamp.

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