Miller aims for maximum return

MIDFIELDER Nicky Law insists the Millers must finish March with a true spring in their step if they are to lay a strong claim to an automatic promotion place.

With tonight's opponents Chesterfield seemingly well on the way to winning the League Two title, the other promotion contenders are effectively playing for two spots.

Rotherham trail third-placed Wycombe by four points and second-placed Bury by five points going into the final ten games.

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Three of those come in the next 11 days, with tonight's trip to Chesterfield followed by a trip to Lincoln City next Friday and a home date with promotion rivals Shrewsbury the following Tuesday.

Depending on how the Millers do in those games, they could hit the final straight with automatic promotion well in their sights or, at worst, be virtually resigned to another year in the play-offs.

Having suffered the agony of one play-off failure, Law doesn't want another and argues that the team have to set their sights high if they're not to be the nearly men for a second successive year.

He said: "With ten games to go, there's 30 points to play for and we haven't given up on third or second spot.

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"You would say that top spot has probably gone and although second and third is still reachable, we don't want the gap to become too big and we don't want a situation where four or five teams are playing for one (automatic) place.

"The next two weeks could make or break the season. It's that big.

"We really need to be looking to win all three and there's no reason why not. We've a good record against Chesterfield recently and we don't fear going there. Obviously it's on SKY and it will be a good night.

"We will be expected to win at Lincoln, to be honest, and then Shrewsbury is a tough one but at home we would expect to win that as well.


The aim is nine points."