Paul Warne believes that Rotherham United have ‘a good chance of survival’ as they prepare for a crucial double-header against Coventry City and Birmingham City this week.
The Millers are sitting in an unusual position in the Championship table as they currently occupy a spot in the relegation zone, however with two games in hand they very much hold the cards in terms of survival.
Rotherham secured a valuable 3-1 victory over Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday evening and face a busy end to the week as they take on Coventry on Thursday, before facing Birmingham on Sunday lunchtime.
Victory over the Sky Blues on Thursday will see the Millers move out of the drop zone with one more game in hand due to goal difference, and according to Warne, last night’s win over QPR has given them real impetus as they continue an important result.
Speaking to the Rotherham Advertiser, Warne said: “It’s been a good night. For us to win gives us a real impetus going into Thursday.
“To win that game with three more home games to come is a good start and it gives us a good chance of survival.
“I think impetus and psychology is a massive thing. It gives the lads a right boost. It was a really spirited performance that got us the three points.
“They were two great finishes from Freddie and Smith’s was the icing on top. One-on-ones, which they both scored, are not easy to take because you get demons in your head.”
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What a week this could be for Rotherham United.
While the Millers currently sit in the relegation zone they have a real opportunity to move themselves to safety with two vital matches coming up.
Winning both against Coventry City and Birmingham City is a big ask, but even by winning one of them they will retain control of their own destiny as we move into the final weeks of the season.