Ruthless Rotherham determined to maintain astonishing unbeaten record

Written by Jack Lister

Rotherham will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to 20 matches in all competitions in Saturday’s fixture against Burton Albion.

The Millers are aiming to secure promotion to the EFL Championship, and are in good standing so far, sitting in first position ahead of this weekend’s action.

Despite a dominant 5-1 midweek victory over Gillingham, manager Ritchie Barker demanded more from his players, urging his squad to make improvements.

He said during Thursday’s press conference: “It’s strange to think we won 5-1, and we still came away saying that we didn’t do some of the things we talked about.”

The resilient character of the Rotherham side impressed Barker who added: “I don’t think we’ve conceded an early goal for a long time, the response was a credit to the character of the players.”

Looking ahead to this weekend’s game at The New York Stadium, Rotherham welcome a Burton side managed by Chelsea legend Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, who lie 10th in the table.

Barker, who spoke highly of the Burton manager, said: “Jimmy Floyd Hasselbank took over a struggling Burton and the team produced promotion form last season.”

Hasselbaink was appointed as Burton manager in January, his second spell at the club, and last season managed to rescue the team from  relegation by guiding them to a 16th place finish. A rapidly improving Burton Albion side are now six points from a play-off position and will be desperate to boost their chances of returning to the Championship for the first time since 2018.

Meanwhile, high-flying Rotherham will be mindful of other promotion candidate’s results, as they push for a swift for a return to the second tier after finishing 23rd in the Championship last season.

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Written by Jack Lister

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