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3 things to look out for in the Rotherham United v Nottingham Forest match

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Nottingham Forest make the short trip to face Neil Warnock’s Rotherham United side this afternoon, knowing that a win can mathematically secure Sky Bet Championship football for next season, barring a gigantic shift in goal difference.

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Paul Williams and his men know it will be a tough task though, as the Millers have won six of the last eight, drawing the other two on this run.

For Warnock, it will represent a chance to get one over on Nottingham Forest, a team he used to have a lot of history with when Paul Hart was in charge due to the obvious dislike between the two.

Forest are in poor form though, losing their last four games, including a local derby with rivals Derby County, representing a difficult and nervy finish to the season for the Reds.

As the two clubs meet today, both teams will be looking to secure three points to put the final stamp on safety.

FootballLeagueWorld writer Lee Connor identifies THREE things to look out for at the New York Stadium today…

1) Rotherham’s form to continue?

It has worked out unbelievably well for the Millers since they appointed Warnock, as they haven’t lost in the league since defeat at Reading back in February.

It was a gamble to bring him in so late, but one which has paid off so well.

The good form has a great chance on paper today of continuing, with both clubs having contrasting fortunes of late.

However, as we well know in football, anything can happen, and Williams and Nottingham Forest will be keen to put to bed any fears of being pulled into the bottom three at a late stage.

2) Matt Derbyshire

The striker has represented both clubs and will be looking to leave his mark on his former club today.

Derbyshire has been a key man for Warnock since he took charge, and had a suspension overturned a few weeks ago which was massive news for the Millers.

The former Blackburn Rovers man has class at this level, and he will be looking to get on the score sheet today that is for sure.

3) History not good for the Millers

History is firmly on the Reds side in this fixture, with the Millers only winning six games from 32 meetings between the clubs.

They are also without a win in 18 over Forest, and lost the return fixture at the City Ground earlier this season.

Warnock will not be paying much attention to this, but if he has seen it, there is no doubt he will be keen to put it right today, and lead the Millers to a first win over Forest since 1956.

Rotherham and Forest fans… what do you think the score will be? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


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