How many points should Rotherham expect from their next seven games?

Rotherham are about to enter a crucial period of the season and whether they mount another unlikely great escape will be decided in the next seven games.

The Millers, nine points adrift of safety, have a run of fixtures that could yield a respectable return of points.

Here’s a look at just how many Paul Warne’s men should be expecting in the next seven games.

Barnsley H – 28 January

Barnsley visit New York Stadium for the first time in a competitive fixture and Rotherham ought to have revenge on their mind following the 4-0 humping they received in August’s return fixture. The Reds, despite off-field issues, are defying expectations and will arrive in touching distance of a play-off spot.

Points they should be expecting: 1

Nottingham Forest A – 31 January

Rotherham never win at Nottingham Forest, but they will not have a better chance than their deadline-day clash next week. Forest, who won for the first time since early December at the weekend, are currently managerless and the Millers should be looking to add to their away points tally.

Points they should be expecting: 1

Bristol City A – 4 February

Bristol City are in absolute free-fall and have managed something that even Rotherham haven’t yet – to lose eight league games in a row. Ashton Gate is an intimidating place to go, but the Robins are a side the Millers should have in their crosshairs.

Points they should be expecting: 3

Blackburn H – 11 February

This is there with the Wigan and Burton games in terms of its absolute imperativeness that Rotherham win. Currently second bottom, the Millers simply have to take three points off Rovers.

Points they should be expecting: 3

Huddersfield H – 14 February

Rotherham would love three points on Valentine’s Day, but with Huddersfield gunning for promotion, this is their toughest test in this block of fixtures. They have to hope that a Yorkshire derby, under the lights at New York can be a leveller.

Points they should be expecting: 0

Cardiff A – 18 February

A reunion with Neil Warnock will be nice for Rotherham, but the niceties should not extend to the match. Warnock, unsurprisingly, has Cardiff improving but the Millers must look to take at least a point in south Wales.

Points they should be expecting: 1

Brentford A – 25 February

A second successive long road trip awaits the Millers when they head to Brentford – a team who are having an indifferent run of form. At the time of writing, the Bees have won just one game at Griffin Park since September so this could be a productive afternoon for the Millers.

Points they should be expecting: 1

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