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3 things we clearly learnt about Rotherham after their 2-2 draw with Stoke



Rotherham kept their survival chances alive as they rescued a point against Stoke City at the weekend to stay in touch with the relegation-threatened teams. 

The Millers found themselves two goals behind in this one though, as Sam Vokes and Sam Clucas scored in quick succession to see Stoke head into the break ahead.

But whatever Paul Warne said in his half-time team-talk evidently worked, as Michael Smith and Matt Crooks netted to snatch an unlikely point for Rotherham.

This result means that they are just two points adrift of safety, and they’ll be hoping to stay afloat as the season heads towards a conclusion.

The Millers are next in action when they take on Swansea City in what will be a tough test for Paul Warne’s side as they battle for Championship survival.

They’ve shown that they can get something from tough games, and they’ll go there full of confidence.

But what have we learnt about the Millers from this latest win?

Find out below….

There is a real fighting spirit in this side 

If you looked at Rotherham’s fixtures as the season headed towards a conclusion, then you would have predicted that they would be dropping back into League One.

But there is evidently a belief that they can go to teams higher in the Championship and get something from the game.

The fact that they still had that belief this weekend, even when they were two goals behind, is remarkable and it could prove crucial as they battle for survival.

This result can give them momentum 

If you compare Rotherham and Stoke’s squads, then there is a considerable difference in the cost, but that wasn’t evident at the weekend.

Rotherham dominated the statistics and were fully deserving of earning a point and will be keen to build on this as they look to retain their status as a Championship club.

Paul Warne is doing an excellent job 

The expectation on Rotherham when they are in the Championship, will be to survive, as they don’t have the financial power to challenge further up the table.

At the start of the season, many would have predicted that they would have been relegated by now, but as they haven’t, a huge amount of credit has to go to boss, Paul Warne who is doing an impressive job with the Millers.

He’ll be hoping he can keep them in the Championship this season, in a closely-fought battle near the relegation zone.

Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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