4,200-plus Rotherham United fans are heading to Wigan Athletic tomorrow. When was the last time Millers supporters travelled in such numbers to a league away match?

Matt TaylorMatt Taylor
Matt Taylor
It hasn't happened for a good while!

ROTHERHAM United will be cheered on by their biggest away league following in almost a decade when they round off their triumphant Championship survival campaign tomorrow.

The Millers will have more than 4,200 fans with them as they head across the M62 to face relegated Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium.

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The last time the travelling contingent exceeded 4,000 was in November 2014 ago when 4,650 supporters watched a goalless Championship draw at Sheffield Wednesday.

The previous season, in April 2014, 4,950 followers made the short trip to Bramall Lane during the League One promotion campaign as Rotherham's 16-match unbeaten run was ended by a last-minute penalty in a 1-0 loss to Sheffield United.

Nothing rests on tomorrow's encounter and the Millers will field a much-weakened side because of injuries but manager Matt Taylor is still calling on his men to give one final effort to reward the bumper turnout.

"I want the players to celebrate another performance and another positive result in front of all those fans," he said.

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“I don't want to be stood there clapping the supporters at the end of the game with us having played poorly and having been beaten. Personal and professional pride come into account."

Wigan have fought bravely on the pitch but are a club in disarray off it. Some of their players haven't received their monthly wages for the fifth time this season and that situation won't be resolved before tomorrow's kick-off.

Taylor is calling on Rotherham's fans to enjoy their DW party while maintaining respect for the Latics' relegation predicament.

"We've deserved to get to 49 points and to be safe," he said. "We have to savour this moment but as the same time we feel for Wigan."