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SWINDON TOWN: Co-boss Miller staying busy
TOMMY Miller admitted he has been taken aback by how much he has to do as caretaker manager of Swindon Town.
The former Ipswich midfielder was put in joint charge of the Robins alongside Darren Ward following the departure of Paolo Di Canio last week, and the pair got their tenure off to a satisfactory start with a 1-1 draw at home to Preston on Saturday.
Miller said after the game that he has barely had time to rest since he and Ward were handed the reins of the club but he’s adamant that the duo will continue to instil the discipline and drive established by Di Canio during his spell in Wiltshire.
“The mind’s been racing, it’s been a busy few days,” Miller said.
“I didn’t realise how much there was to do being a manager as such.
“We’ve both shared the duties, we’ve both worked hard and we’ll continue to do so for however long we’ve got.
“One thing we said when we got it was we didn’t want to turn it into a holiday.
“We are where we are because we’ve worked very hard this season. Paolo and his staff have worked us hard and that’s why we’re top of the league.
“We’ve got to maintain that and the lads have responded brilliantly.
“They’ve knuckled down in training, they’ve done everything we’ve asked very seriously and they’ve been fantastic.
“That’s all we can ask.
“I knew it was going to be hectic, I knew it was going to be a tough day but me and Darren are delighted with how the lads have responded.
“They’ve worked their socks off today and we thank them for that.
“We deserved more than what we got but we’re happy with the point and Tuesday night is another massive game.”
Meanwhile, Miller confirmed that Simon Ferry is struggling with an ankle injury.
The midfielder did not train on Wednesday and Thursday last week and was forced off after 70 minutes on Saturday.
“He’s struggling with his ankle and he’s having a bit of a problem with it,” he said.
“He had to come off against Tranmere and then he didn’t do any training for a couple of days and he is struggling a little bit and we’ve got to look at that.
“Maybe in the midfield we are a bit light with just myself and Alan Navarro.”