Goalless draw at Luton leaves Rotherham’s survival hopes in the balance

Written by Adam Stanworth

Credit: Tom Sodoge

The Millers were held at Kenilworth Road meaning that their fate is in the hands of Derby County and local rivals Sheffield Wednesday, going into the final day.

At kick-off, Rotherham sat three points adrift of Wayne Rooney’s Derby but enjoyed a superior goal-difference, which meant a win could have lifted them out of the relegation zone.

The visitors survived a real scare mid-way through the first-half when poor defending allowed Elijah Adebayo space in the box to get a shot away and rattle the crossbar before before Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall’s in-swinging corner was pushed onto the post by Jamal Blackman.

Paul Warne’s side also went close in the first-half when Matt Crooks’ lob bounced onto the post before being collected by a relieved Simon Sluga.

In a less frenetic second-half, it was Rotherham who went closest to breaking the deadlock when Ryan Giles’ superb cross was headed just wide of the post by Crooks.

With full-time beckoning, Blackman was called upon to push away Sonny Bradley’s well struck free-kick but neither goalkeeper would be beaten at Kenilworth Road.

Rotherham boss Paul Warne told BBC Radio Sheffield: “If we manage to win [on Saturday] then we give ourselves a chance – there’s all these connotations but we just have to go and win.”

The draw leaves Paul Warne’s side without a win in six and two points from safety going into the final day.

Written by Adam Stanworth

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