Im not here to retire - Warney

Last updated : 14 August 2009 By Bigrich.....

Two goals in a week, the equaliser against Derby County in the Carling Cup, and the winner against Accrington in the league opener have given Warne a great start and high hopes for the season.

The first of those goals started a goal celebration his team mates struggled to join in, Paul explained:

"I did the 100 metres in about seven seconds. I could take Usain Bolt on with that, after the celebration I was absolutely knackered and by the time I'd finished, Nick Daws on the bench was yelling at me to get back on the field because Accrington were kicking off again."

Warne had been brought on at half time to gee the game up:

"The gaffer put me on at half time because he thought it needed geeing up a little bit, I don't claim to be a great player but at least I run around and get stuck in and cause arguments."

"When I put the ball into the net I looked at the linesman and thought, please don't flag. He'd been on my case the whole time. When he didn't I just tore off down the line. I did the 100 metres in about seven seconds. I could take Usain Bolt on with that." he joked.

He went on to say how close matches, like the Accrinton game, were a feature of his previous spell with the Millers:

"When I previously won promotions here, I wouldn't say we were the best team in the league but we did have a good team spirit and every game we always thought we were going to win."

"We used to laugh because we'd come off the pitch and apologise to the other team for just nicking games. But if you can nick wins like that, and so could Accrington, then it can be so important. Wycombe went up by one goal last year. That's how massive everything is in this league. To get three points when you haven't played that well is still a positive."

"I'm not just here to retire." he said: "It wasn't like I came back here because I was 36 and my career had finished.

"I had a good year at Yeovil last year and got Player of the Year so I knew that I was in good shape. But I knew I would have to fight my way into the team so luckily for me I got a chance on Saturday and scored and the gaffer let me play again on Tuesday."

"I've always worked hard at my game but it's pure luck if the ball falls to you at the right time. I could play the next ten weeks and never get a chance."

"I've spent nearly seven good years here and it's nice whatever job you do to be popular and the fans have been brilliant with me. It's a lovely feeling and I'm comfortable here. If we keep winning and I keep playing I'll be well happy and if I could end my career with another promotion under my belt that would be great."

Mark Robins said of the 36 yr old striker:

"Warney defies his years and runs about like a spring chicken and his enthusiasm knows no bounds," he said. "As long as we can keep him fit, we've got half a chance, haven't we?"

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