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3rd Jan, 2017 | 12:15pm

Championship boss: Any of my players could get in the Leeds team

By Harvey Byrne

Rotherham caretaker manager Paul Warne has made the surprise claim that any of his players could get into the Leeds team.

The former Millers player watched on as his side fell to a 3-0 defeat against Leeds at Elland Road on Monday afternoon.

A Kyle Bartley header alongside two Chris Wood strikes brought down the misery on his team, leaving his side languishing six points adrift at the bottom of the league.

The win saw Leeds remain in the Championship play-offs in fifth, but Warne still believes his players could get into the Yorkshire giants’ team.

“I personally believe that when I go to speak to their manager (Garry Monk) after, like he said to me on the side of the pitch when it ended,” started Warne speaking to BBC Radio Sheffield after the clash.

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“He said you didn’t deserve that especially from your first half display you didn’t. I honestly believe that any one of my players could get in their team, you might not agree, but I think I’ve got a good group.”

The two teams are currently separated by 19 places and a massive 32 points in the league, making Warne’s comments read quite bizarre.

Rotherham have endured a terrible campaign and look set to be heading into League One with just three wins, four draws and 18 defeats from their 25 league games this season.

Meanwhile, Leeds have picked up 14 victories alongside three draws and eight losses.

Both Yorkshire sides look to be heading in opposite directions and Leeds will face Cambridge in the FA Cup next on Monday before taking on seventh placed Derby in the league on 13 January.

In other Leeds news, Alan Smith has landed his first managerial job.