Date: 23rd April 2019 at 4:50pm
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Rotherham United Manager Paul Warne told the Yorkshire Post that the Millers won’t give up until the nail is in the coffin.

The Millers lost three-one at home to Birmingham City yesterday in what was billed as a ‘must win game’ and most Rotherham fans have then down and out and are getting the road maps out for our visits in League One.

But, there is still hope. Slim, yes, but hope.

Should the Millers get four points from their final two games – away at West Bromwich Albion and the last one at home to Middlesbrough – and Millwall get nothing from their remaining three games then ….. well, we know we might be clutching at straws but while those straws are there we will clutch.

‘I have tried to sign characters and leaders,’ Warney said. ‘We won’t give up.’

I’d have actually added ‘fighters’ to that list. For most of the season Rotherham United have had to fight for every point they’ve gained and for many games they’ve done just that even when we’ve come away with nothing. Yes, there are exceptions for instance the first game at Brentford after which a lot of fans in red said, ‘it’s going to be a long season’ and the recent game at Derby when the fans turned up and the players didn’t. And there have been games when we’ve given it our all for forty-five minutes and then ran round the pitch looking bemused for the other forty-five. But, all in all, we have fought.

So, looking for a black cat to stroke, crossing fingers, toes and eyes, getting the lucky clothing ready we still have a chance of being in the Championship next season – but, which ever division we end up in, in my humble opinion, we need to sign strong defenders to compete.

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