Rotherham United’s last game of the current season sees them welcome play-off hopefuls Middlesbrough make the trip to the New York Stadium.
Already knowing their fate the Millers will want to bow out of the Championship with a fight and getting their first home win since the beginning of April, with the last two games at the New York Stadium being losses to Aston Villa and Birmingham City despite taking leads in both.
‘Boro are one place below the play-off spots and the only result that would realistically move them into the last six is a win, although a draw would suffice if Derby County lose by seven goals – which probably isn’t going to happen. Their last away win was at Bolton last month while they lost the last game away from home to Nottingham Forest.
Millers Manager Paul Warne told iFOLLOW that he thought Middlesbrough started the season well, had a sticky patch but have turned it round again saying, ‘a win is essential for them and they will be at us from the off but I want to end with a win.’
Rotherham United will have Zak Vyner back in contention and Darren Potter is fit but it’s doubtful he will be risked. Ryan Yates and goalkeeper Marek Rodak are out with mumps while there are doubts over Will Vaulks, Michael Ihiekwe and Jon Taylor.
Speaking to their Official Site, ‘Boro Manager Tony Pulis said, ‘Rotherham are a decent team and if people think it’s just going to be a walk in the park for us that’s not going to happen.’
Middlesbrough will be without former Millers loanee Dael Fry as well as Daniel Ayala and George Friend.
Andy Madley from West Yorkshire is Sunday’s referee.
Polite Reminder – Kick-off on SUNDAY is at 1230.
The club have asked fans to ‘stay off the pitch’ after the game tomorrow as the players and coaching staff would like to show their appreciation by coming back out after the final whistle.