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David Prutton issues pre-match prediction ahead of Derby County’s visit to Rotherham United

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Derby County will be hoping they can make it four consecutive wins in the Championship when they return to action on Tuesday evening. 

The Rams beat play-off chasing Bristol City in their most recent match, which saw them move up to 18th in the second-tier standings with 20 matches still to play this term.

It’s safe to say that Wayne Rooney’s side had a busy Deadline Day, with Teden Mengi, Lee Gregory, George Edmundson, Beni Baningime and Patrick Roberts all signing for the club.

Derby take on Rotherham United on Tuesday, in what could prove to be an important match as both sides look to pick up points to steer themselves clear of the relegation zone.

The Millers are sat 22nd in the Championship table, but are just three points adrift of safety, whilst Derby are five points clear of the drop zone after their much-needed improvement in form.

Sky Sports’ EFL pundit David Prutton issued his thoughts ahead of the game at the New York Stadium, and expects an open game between the two teams, and felt as though they couldn’t be separated.

“It was a case of back to reality for Rotherham on Saturday. Even after some good results of late, to take anything off Swansea would have been incredibly impressive and they shouldn’t be too fazed.

 “This is a huge game near the bottom. Derby are in great form, winning their last three games. Their last defeat actually came against Rotherham a few weeks ago. It could be a more open game than it usually is between struggling sides, but I think both will have to settle for a draw.”

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The Verdict: 

I have to agree with Prutton’s prediction here.

Rotherham have shown improvement in recent weeks, and will be eager to get themselves back to winning ways after a defeat to Swansea City at the New York Stadium on Saturday.

But they won’t have it all their way against a Derby County side that have won their last three matches in the Championship.

Wayne Rooney’s side made a number of signings on Deadline Day, and it’s good to see him adding depth to his side, although they’ll take time to settle in with the squad.

I can see this one being an entertaining draw, with both teams looking to avoid defeat in what could prove to be a crucial six-pointer on Tuesday evening.


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