Where Rotherham United ranked for their away following and home attendance in the 2021/22 season of success

ROTHERHAM United boasted the seventh-biggest travelling following in League One during their promotion campaign.
Millers fans on the last day of the season at GillinghamMillers fans on the last day of the season at Gillingham
Millers fans on the last day of the season at Gillingham

Their average away attendance was nearly 1,300 as they clinched a place in the Championship for the third time in five years under manager Paul Warne.

Only Sheffield Wednesday, Sunderland, Ipswich Town, Bolton Wanderers, Portsmouth and Wigan Athletic — all of whom attract significantly larger home crowds than the Millers — finished above them in the numbers table.

In terms of a percentage of home crowds, Rotherham’s away figure of 1,258 was the highest in the division at 13.5 per cent.

Warne has praised the backing his side receive on the road many times this season.

“The fans who go away are amazing,” he said. “They follow us all around the country and it makes a big difference to the players.

“There’s nothing like running out at, say, Bolton, and seeing a big bank of red and white. The packed away end at Gillingham on the last day when we went up is something I’ll never forget.”

Full list:

1 Sheffield Wednesday 2,464

2 Sunderland 2,343

3 Ipswich Town 1,799

4 Bolton Wanderers 1,654

5 Portsmouth 1,393

6 Wigan Athletic 1,372

7 ROTHERHAM UNITED 1,258

8 Plymouth Argyle 1,157

9 Oxford United 1,055

10 Charlton Athletic 1,039

11 Lincoln City 818

12 Cambridge United 666

13 Wycombe Wanderers 655

14 MK Dons 620

15 Doncaster Rovers 552

16 AFC Wimbledon 535

17 Shrewsbury Town 485

18 Gillingham 470

19 Crewe Alexandra 380

20 Morecambe 377

21 Cheltenham Town 307

22 Burton Albion 279

23 Accrington Stanley 222

24 Fleetwood Town 204

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THE Millers’ average AESSEAL New York Stadium crowd ranks them tenth in the third-tier home-attendance table this season.

Play-off finalists Sunderland were top with a whopping 31,000, more than 9,000 ahead of their nearest challengers.

The New York figure came in at 9,337.

Full list:

1 Sunderland 31,426

2 Sheffield Wednesday 22,908

3 Ipswich Town 21,779

4 Charlton Athletic 15,592

5 Bolton Wanderers 15,439

6 Portsmouth 15,003

7 Plymouth Argyle 13,130

8 Wigan Athletic 10,397

9 Milton Keynes Dons 9,412

10 ROTHERHAM UNITED 9,337

11 Lincoln City 8,773

12 Oxford United 8,463

13 AFC Wimbledon 7,690

14 Doncaster Rovers 6,906

15 Shrewsbury Town 6,216

16 Wycombe Wanderers 5,800

17 Cambridge United 5,668

18 Gillingham 5,139

19 Crewe Alexandra 4,523

20 Morecambe 4,333

21 Cheltenham Town 4,239

22 Burton Albion 3,229

23 Fleetwood Town 3,228

24 Accrington Stanley 2,915