Rotherham to face the baggies in season defining game.

Paul Warne and his side face a tough away trip to play off hopefuls West Brom on Saturday.

Rotherham have just seen one win in April, in a 2-1 over Nottingham Forest back on April 6th.

Meanwhile West Brom have picked up 2 wins in the last 3, with also a goalless draw to inform side Reading.

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Paul Warne and his squad will be looking for a vital 3 points come Saturday in a season defining game against Jimmy Shan’s well structured home side. With West Brom sitting on 77 points and with the play offs comfortably secured, the question you could ask is, what do they have to play for? Meanwhile, Rotherham sit on 40 points with 2 games to go in 22nd place, anxious times you could say for The Millers.

With Rotherham’s survival hopes looking surprisingly bleak, they will still look to cause at The Hawthorns. A very clear statement from Warne about the West Brom clash and Rotherham’s survival hopes “We won’t give up” “It was a must-win game. We didn’t win it so it’s disappointing. They [Rotherham’s remaining fixtures] are two games that we need to get something from” “I won’t approach them any differently. I am very hopeful if we can pick something up on our travels at West Brom it could come down to the last game.”

Can Rotherham pick up even 3 points from the remaining 6 available?

Rotherham’s end of season run in couldn’t have been tougher in their current situation. A West Brom side, whos home record has helped them into the play off places, and a Middlesbrough team, who have only conceded 39 goals this season in the Championship, the lowest in the league. Looking at the stats from the season, Rotherham have played 14 times against ‘the top 8 sides’ if you like. This season with 2 games still remaining, they have only come out with 1 win in the process, coming with a home win against Derby back in September. Not looking promising for The Millers you could say. As Paul Warne has said “we won’t give up”.

Rotherham have scored 50 goals this season however conceding 79 in the process. So, the defenders have been the team’s worst enemy but also their heros. Defenders Vaulks and Ajayi have been the sides top goalscorers this season, both netting 8 goals from the back line. Impressive you might say.

So, can the West Yorkshire side pull the comeback off? Or will they fall back into League 1 after just 1 season in the second flight?



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