Relegation-threatened Rotherham United have lost five Championship matches in a row after Bryan Mbuemo’s second consecutive winning goal secured a 1-0 victory for Brentford on Tuesday night.
The result leaves the Millers’s Championship destiny out of their own hands for the first time this season.
A cluster of games in hand had effectively put an asterisk by Rotherham’s league position over the past few weeks, but with just one game in hand left and a four point gap to safety, Paul Warne’s side must rely on Derby County slip-ups for the final two fixtures.
Thankfully for Rotherham, Wayne Rooney’s Rams have also lost five on the spin which keeps them within touching distance.
Warne said: “It is absolutely exhausting and I don’t know how the players are doing it. It feels like we’ve played a quarter of a season in a month and the sad thing is, if you are winning every week you feel a million dollars but when you lose you lick your wounds and they get deeper.
“We’ve had games recently where we’ve been excellent and should have come away with points. I feel for my group and myself that we haven’t got just rewards, but we will go to the end.”
The reality for Warne’s side is they must pick up, at the very least, a win and a draw from their final three games to stand any chance of survival.
Meanwhile, the South Yorkshire side will be keeping a close eye on Derby results as the pressure mounts for both sides. The daunting task continues for the Millers with the visit of Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.