Top of the table Rotherham prepare to host a struggling Morecambe in Tuesday’s League One clash

Written by Jack Lister

Rotherham go into the Morecambe fixture having drawn against second placed Wigan Athletic in a tense fixture last Friday.

An Ollie Rathbone strike in the 75th minute was enough to rescue a point for the high-flying Millers at the New York Stadium. Rotherham are currently six points ahead at the top of the league, a win against Morecambe would once again prove their status as contenders for the League One title.

First team coach Matt Hamshaw summarised the atmosphere of the Wigan fixture, saying: “I thought it was a really entertaining game. I thought you could feel a bit of tension with it being first against.”

Interest is building at the New York stadium as pundits are beginning to speculate the Millers chances of making an immediate return to the Championship after finishing 23rd  in the 2020-21 season.

On the topic of whether Rotherham had a unique team spirit, Hamshaw said: “If somebody wants to have an on-field fight with us, we’ll have it, if somebody wants to play, we can play. We have different aspects of this team that can meet those requirements.”

Image: Matt Hamshaw, Credit Rotherham United FC

With Storm Franklin creating challenging weather conditions across the UK, it is anticipated that Tuesday’s game will be a battle for both teams.

On the threat posed by Morecambe Hamshaw added: “It will be tough, first and foremost.

“We’ve got huge respect for Stephen Robinson and the players they’ve got. Cole Stockton has been a massive threat for them, Diagouraga has had a good career and a lot goes through him.”

Morecambe currently lie 21st in League One within the relegation spaces.

Rotherham will be without defender Joe Mattock who has picked up an injury in training.

Written by Jack Lister

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