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Match Report: Wolves 0-0 Rotherham United

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It was a dull day at the Molineux, but there were cheers at the end for Millers everywhere as they secured their Sky Bet Championship status for next season.

With MK Dons losing 4-1 to Brentford even a loss would have kept Rotherham United up, but a point away to Wolves has extended their unbeaten run to 11 games.

As for Kenny Jackett’s side, they have now drawn their last four games at home 0-0, which has set an unwelcome new record for the club.

Wolves sit 14th in the Championship and, upon reflection, they have had a relatively poor season. After pre-season aims of a top half finish, the fans will be disappointed that Jackett has failed to gain consistent results, with form patchy all season.

The game saw most chances fall Wolves’ way, but both ‘keepers were made to work. Carl Ikeme impressed in between the sticks, while James Henry was a good presence down the left wing. As for the away side, Grant Ward had a number of chances, but defences were ultimately on top.

FootballLeagueWorld writer Rafie Thompson identifies THREE things we learned from Wolves’ 0-0 draw at the Molineux against Rotherham…

1) Championship status secured for Rotherham

Despite losing only two of their last 14, Rotherham have finally secured Championship football next season.

The fact that it has taken an unbelievable run to stay in the division has shown just how much Neil Warnock has achieved in his short time at Rotherham.

Rotherham beat rivals Sheffield Wednesday and promotion favourites Middlesbrough, while a win against relegation rivals MK Dons went a long way in securing their safety.

It’s been a great run for Rotherham fans, and time and time again they have defied the odds which this time has kept them in the Championship.

2) Lack of goals for Wolverhampton

The last time Wolves scored three goals in a game was in January against Fulham.

Evidently, their new record of four consecutive 0-0’s at home has shown how little they are scoring recently. Two wins in their last ten means that Wolves have had a poor end to the season. One thing that is clear is Wolves are still missing Benik Afobe’s goals.

Michal Zyro had a positive start after signing in January but injury has halted his progress, while the impressive Nouha Dicko has been out for nearly all of the season.

A mix of injury problems and poor form has meant that Wolves are not scoring as freely as they used to, and it has affected their season greatly.

They had plenty of chances against Rotherham, but finishing is an area which needs improving.

3) Defences on top

One positive for both teams was the fact that defences were definitely on top.

Both Lee Camp and Karl Ikeme matched the shots made against them, while there weren’t many errors made defensively by both sides. Wolves can be happy that while they are not scoring, they aren’t conceding either and every point makes a difference.

As for Rotherham, they have now had three draws in a row, scoring one and conceding one in that time. For a side that has been so troubled this season, they will be happy with their defensive efforts.

Wolves and Rotherham fans… do you think the score-line reflected the game fairly?

Millers fans… are you happy that you have managed to secure Championship football for next season? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


17, work for Youth Football Scotland and write for Football League World. Rotherham United fan. Contact me @ rafie.thompson@gmail.com Twitter: @rafiethompson

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