Entering the weekend on top of the League One table, an immediate return to the Championship is beginning to look like a real possibility for Rotherham United, who will be extremely confident of a comfortable victory at home to Accrington Stanley this Saturday.
Floating around in mid-table, there is little chance that Accrington will be able to sustain a playoff push, with their targets for the remainder of the season focusing on achieving a top-half finish.
A delight to watch at times this season, Rotherham are deserved leaders of the third tier at this current stage of the campaign, but they will be wary of the two games in hand that second-placed Wigan Athletic boast over them.
Currently three points ahead of the Latics, Rotherham know that they cannot afford any slip-ups if they wish to be promoted as champions.
In the middle of a four-game winning streak, Rotherham enter the clash with Accrington in strong form, while only conceding once during 450 minutes of football.
Prolific scorers at the opposite end too, no side in the division have netted more goals than the Millers, with only fourth-placed Milton Keynes Dons having matched their tally of 53 for the season so far.
All of this spells bad news for Accrington, who have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last five League One outings, while only netting more than one goal on two occasions in their previous eight matches.
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Nine points above the drop zone with just over a quarter of the campaign to play suggests Accrington will be safe from the drop this season, with a further 13-point gap between themselves and the playoff positions.
Unlikely to finish anywhere other than mid-table this season, the Owd Reds will be eyeing up yet another victory over Rotherham, having won the previous two match-ups between the pair.
In fact, it was Accrington who ended Rotherham’s club-record unbeaten run with their victory back in December – a streak that sat at 21 games prior to the match at the Wham Stadium