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Time for Millers to bounce back

Time for Millers to bounce back

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Rotherham United can complete a remarkable turnaround by beating Shrewsbury Town in the League One play-off final and returning to the Championship at the first time of asking.

Just 12 months ago the Millers were in disarray on and off the pitch, finishing rock bottom of the Championship, a massive 28 points away from safety after winning only five of their 46 fixtures.

Fast forward to May 2018 and Rotherham are just one match away from returning to the second-tier of English football thanks chiefly to the managerial acumen of Paul Warne.

Rotherham 51/20 to win by one goal

The Millers ended the campaign well, taking 13 points from their last six matches in the regular season before seeing off Scunthorpe United in the play-off semi-finals.

The teams were involved in two tight fixtures during the campaign, Rotherham winning 1-0 at Shrewsbury in February, three months after being beaten 2-1 by Paul Hurst’s side at the New York Stadium.

Rotherham 25/4 to win 1-0

Defeat for the Shrews, attempting to return to the second tier for the first time since 1989, would be hard to take as they appeared to be on course for automatic promotion until stumbling in the final weeks – winning only two of their last eight fixtures.

They rallied to beat Charlton Athletic in the semi-finals of the play-offs but have already lost at Wembley this season – 1-0 to Lincoln City in the EFL Trophy final.

Rotherham 17/10 to keep a clean sheet

Town finished eight points clear of Rotherham but Warne’s team appear to have the momentum and can edge to victory.

They kept clean sheets in a third of their games this season and another shut-out on Sunday could be on the cards as the Shrews only managed to find the net five times in their last six league matches.

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