Rotherham manager Paul Warne has spoken ahead of Rotherham’s relegation six-pointer with fellow strugglers Coventry City on Thursday night.

The Millers took themselves to within three points of Championship safety after an impressive 3-1 victory over Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday.

Freddie Ladapo came off the bench to net twice, taking his season’s tally to nine as Rotherham edge closer to safety despite having three games in hand on most of their competition.

With little time to admire their victory, Warne’s men are back at it tomorrow night knowing a win would propel them out of the relegation places at Coventry’s expense.

Warne said: “The dressing room was buzzing afterwards, it is a really happy place to be, that is why we are involved in sport, it is a lot of stress involved to try and win football games, but to win that game, with three more home games that are potentially winnable, it is a good start.

“Thursday is the elephant in the room, you know how important it is and you want a good team for that. Hopefully, they will be a bit worried. It’s a game we have got to try and win, it’s possibly one we can’t afford to lose.”

With the sides promoted from League One last season making up three of the bottom four Championship places, The Millers are bidding to restore some faith in the ability of newly promoted sides to compete.

The three games Rotherham still have in hand certainly make matters at the foot of the table interesting. Tomorrow’s fixture at the AESSEAL New York Stadium will help to paint a clearer picture of what the table might look like when all is said and done.

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