Sheffield Wednesday defender Liam Palmer has urged his teammates to remain calm at Hillsborough following Royston Drenthe’s sending off against Bournemouth.
The Owls were beaten 2-0 by Bournemouth on Tuesday who moved top of the league in a game where Royston Drenthe (on loan from Reading) was sent off with a second yellow, leaving Wednesday winless in nine.
But Palmer believes they can end their winless run against a Rotherham side who have come off the back of a 3-0 defeat to Reading.
Palmer told the Yorkshire Post: “Saturday has to be an honest performance, all dig in, stick together, get the crowd behind us and get them cheering,” said Palmer.
“It’s important, too, not to get caught up in the situation too much. We don’t want no silly red cards, we need to keep XI on the pitch.
“As much as you want the crowd behind you, you still have to keep your focus on what’s required on the pitch.”