Rotherham United and Shrewsbury Town play it out at Wembley tomorrow to see who will be going into the Championship and who will be plying their trade back in League One next season.
Shrewsbury have to be favourites finishing fourth in the table and going on to win both games in the play-off semi finals against Charlton Athletic by one goal to nil.
But, of course, the Millers as recently as the season before were playing in the Championship so could have the advantage despite finishing the season a place and eight points below the Shrews. Rotherham took on Scunthorpe in their play-off semi finals, drawing away at winning two-nil at home.
Former Millers defender and now Town Manager Paul Hurst told the Shrews Official Site, ‘I guess it’s me against my former club, but ultimately it’s not about me. It’s about the players. Both teams have committed players who are honest and hardworking. With previous meetings you would expect a tight game.’
The Shrews have no injury problems ahead of this game.
Millers Manager Paul Warne told Radio Sheffield that Paul Hurst is not his enemy, saying, ‘It will be weird going into combat and if I beat Hursty on Sunday I will be buzzing internally but I will not be show-offy in any way, as I don’t think that is right because I will have broken the heart of a mate.
Rotherham United will have injured striker Jamie Proctor leading the Millers out, which is a great gesture from the club to give the player a chance to get on the Wembley pitch despite his last appearance being at the end of August. Paul Warne has no new injuries going into this final game of the season.
The referee at Wembley is Robert Jones from Merseyside with Neil Davies from London and Dan Robathan from Bedfordshire running the line. The Fourth Official will be Scott Duncan, from Northumberland and Shaun Hudson from Tyne and Wear is the Reserve Assistant Referee.