Derbyshire and Millers ready for Owls

MATT Derbyshire insists his team-mates fully appreciate what a match against Sheffield Wednesday means to the fans.

While the striker, like so many, isn't from these parts, that doesn't mean the importance of the occasion is lost on him.

Derbyshire experienced the passion of a Wednesday-Millers derby twice last season and the defeat at the New York Stadium, when Rotherham were downed by two late goals, was painful.

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Tonight's match will have a different dynamic, taking place under lights in front of a live TV audience and the 29-year-old wants the players to do themselves justice.

“For the fans, the players and the people around Rotherham, this match is humongous,” he told the Advertiser. “We know what it means to the supporters, absolutely, We are going to treat it like every other game but obviously there's a bigger emphasis because it's a local derby so we've got to keep our nerve and go and try and win it.

“As players, we'll give it everything we've got and hope that's good enough.”