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Rotherham United go to the Stadium of Light tonight to take on Sunderland with both teams really needing to win.

The Millers come into this game in second place on the same points as third placed MK Dons but with a better goal difference with this game being their game in hand. Sunderland are on of three teams who are six points behind Rotherham and are in fourth place on goal difference.

Throughout April the Black Cats haven’t lost a game winning four and drawing one, their last game being a five-one home win against Cambridge on Saturday, although the visitors were down to ten men early in the game. Rotherham’s last away game saw them lose two-nil at Burton although the weekend home game was a two-one home win.

Speaking to Radio Sheffield Millers Manager Paul Warne said that although this game isn’t a must win his team will want to win saying, ‘with both teams needing a win this is the sort of game, as a player, that you live for. We go into the game in reasonable form and we will just have to try and compete. Sunderland are doing really well and Alex Neil has a team that want to win who are behind him. They have confidence, they have goals in their team and they will fancy winning us. It will be a tough game but I’d like to think that they will think the same about playing us.’

Paul Warne has no new injury worries for this game.

Black Cats Manager Alex Neil told their Official Site that all the games have been big games going on to say, ‘the demand from the club, from the fans, from myself is that we go out and win every game. If we don’t we will be bitterly disappointed. We’ve got quality all over the pitch and a real determination is what we are trying to do.’

Sunderland will be without Dennis Cirkin and it’s likely that Carl Winchester won’t feature after being replaced early on at the weekend suffering from a groin strain. But, after getting some minutes on the pitch on Saturday, Alex Pritchard could start.

The Referee for this game is West Yorkshire’s Robert Madley.

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