Rotherham United host high-flyers Wycombe Wanderers, looking for a win that could propel them into the top six.
The Millers have hit form in recent weeks under Paul Warne, winning three out of their last four matches, including a 2-0 win at league leaders Ipswich Town on Wednesday.
Wycombe head into Saturday’s game with the best home record in League One, winning six of eight home games and drawing the last two. While Rotherham currently have the second best away form in the league, so it promises to be a highly quality match.
After a slow start to their campaign, Rotherham have picked up form and are making a charge towards the play-off places.
We look at two reasons why Paul Warne’s side will be optimistic heading into the game against the league leaders on Saturday.
Goals from all over the pitch
The Millers have scored 12 goals in their last five matches, so they’re clearly a side playing with confidence, energy and quality. Matt Crooks is currently their star man, scoring four and assisting a goal in his last five matches.
However, striker Michael Smith is also beginning to find the back of the net regularly, scoring three goals in recent weeks including two in the 4-0 victory over Coventry City.
To get promoted in League One it’s important to score a lot of goals, and with Rotherham having a number of scorers they should be capable of outscoring teams and firing themselves up the third tier league table.
Confidence is sky high
Many predicted Ipswich to maintain their brilliant start and dispatch Rotherham with minimal fuss.
The Millers showed exactly why they are a promotion contender and dictated the game from start to finish. Matt Crooks stole the headlines after scoring both goals, but the whole side were outstanding and they were thoroughly deserving of the three points.
Dominating the promotion favourites at Portman Road will give Rotherham and Warne a huge lift. They’ll be confident of beating any team in the league, home or away.
Wycombe away is arguably the toughest game you could encounter in League One at present. Gareth Ainsworth’s side have already beaten Sunderland, Portsmouth and Lincoln City at Adams Park, and will be confident of adding Rotherham to that list.