Rotherham Untied Manger Paul Warne says that his Millers team have thirteen cup finals ahead of them.
A lot of Millers fans were pretty scathing after Sheffield Wednesday Manager Steve Bruce said before last weekend’s game at the New York Stadium that the South Yorkshire derby was the ‘Millers Cup Final’ – but, as a lot of us already knew and the Gaffer has confirmed, every game is as important until the end of the season.
‘I asked the lads if, apart from the last ten seconds, they enjoyed the Wednesday game,’ Warney told The Star, ‘and the answer was yes. I have asked them to take a massive amount of confidence from that game because we have thirteen cup finals left.’
I think ‘cup final’ in this context is probably the same as ‘must win’ which is a phrase I’ve heard quite a few times this season, one that I’ve often thought myself but don’t really like to say it out loud, not wanting to put pressure on the players.
We take on Reading at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday a game both sides really need three points from as the Royals are one place above Rotherham on goal difference, a team who have won five home Championship games this season.
The Madejski Stadium is the place where the Millers have never won but, of course as the saying goes, there is always a first time.
So, what if we don’t get those three points? Well, we go again against Blackburn Rovers at home the following week. Then onto the next game and the next. And for as long as it takes and as long as the Millers players give their all and the Millers fans appreciate what they are doing.
As Peppa Pig says (yes, I have a young granddaughter!) it’s not over until it’s over! And even when it’s over there will be next season and the one after and ……