EFL on Quest pundit Dean Ashton has claimed that Rotherham United are set to embark on a key month in their season as Paul Warne’s side bid to fight off the threat of relegation and remain a Championship club.
The Millers will have been left in good spirits after Saturday’s welcome away win over Bristol City, with goals from Michael Smith and Richard Wood breathing new life into the club’s survival hopes as we head into the season run in.
Now gearing up for a trip to Millwall, Warne’s men will be all too aware of the importance of their remaining games this term as they now sit just three points from safety at the time of writing, with Birmingham City firmly in their sights.
Speaking to EFL on Quest in the weekend just gone, Ashton was quick to emphasise the importance of Rotherham’s impending run of fixtures in April:
“The month of April is going to be crazy for Rotherham, eight games confirmed in that month and there’s a game against Coventry that needs to be squeezed in, within a month they could be either out of trouble or right in it.”
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With games to come against fellow strugglers Birmingham and Wycombe Wanderers, Warne will be quietly confident of hauling his side out of their current position.
Ashton is quite right to stress the importance of Rotherham having a good April as it really will determine if they go back down to League One or not.
The team has shown it can pick up points on the road in recent weeks but it is the home form that has to improve as well going forwards.
Saturday’s victory also brought about the bonus of a welcome clean sheet for the Millers and that will only improve their overall confidence as a collective.
The aforementioned games against their relegation rivals will be key but they simply have to view every game as must win from now until the end of the campaign.