Rotherham hope for first win since New Year’s Day in vital relegation clash

Rotherham United are looking to bounce back from a draw against Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend which means they are still caught in a relegation battle.

The game finished 2-2 after an equaliser from Wednesday defender Dominic Iorfa deep into added time.

Rotherham now sit 22nd in the Championship, level on points with Reading FC, who are 21st, but are behind on goal difference.

The two teams now face off on Saturday in a clash which could prove crucial to their ongoing fight to stay in the division.

Frustration among supporters has grown as the Millers haven’t won a league fixture since 1 January.

Rotherham boss Paul Warne defended his team’s performance in the Wednesday fixture on Saturday.

He said: “I thought we were excellent. The only criticism I have got is that we didn’t take the chances we had.”

Warne will be hoping that a win against Reading can now take them out of the drop zone and continue to build the team’s resilience, which has been acclaimed by both sports fans and pundits.

Evening Standard sports reporter George Flood wrote: “Rotherham in particular seem to display an awful lot of fight, which is obviously a big plus in this sort of scenario and might just see them through.”

After enduring a 4-0 thrashing at Sheffield United on Saturday, Reading have said preparation for their clash with Rotherham has already stated.

“Now we need to look to the future – recover, and prepare for the next match,” manager José Gomes told the team’s website.