We have to win this game.
That means starting fast, getting on the front foot early, getting ahead and seeing it through with confidence.
Our League One bound opponents need to feel smothered from the first minute, completely inferior, given no hope and ruthlessly dispatched.
This and only this will give Molineux confidence we’re not going to slip down to the third tier again ourselves.
Failing that, a scrappy one nil will do.
Rotherham are bad, I mean really bad. Think how awful our season has been and we’ve more than doubled their points tally.
81 goals conceded already, which is at least 30 more than anyone else with a half decent defence. Wolves have only let in 46.
They’re hardly rattling them in at the other end either. 32 goals scored makes them the second limpest attack in the division with only Wigan (31) worse off.
Their away record reads played 18, drawn 1, lost 17, scored 12, conceded 52. Nothing else needs to be said.
After Alan Stubbs was sacked and Kenny Jackett decided he didn’t fancy it after just a few weeks in charge, Paul Warne has the unenviable job of seeing out the season.
Paul Lambert took some abuse for his team selection on Tuesday, but collecting that point, which could easily have been three, was important to stop the slide. But now he has to go for it.
I commented on the previous thread that I feel much of our problem stems from the fact we don’t get enough match winners onto the pitch.
Costa, Cavaleiro and Enobakhare all have the individual talent to win us this game and should all start. I’ve gone for Price and Saiss holding but either could easily be replaced by Edwards to give us more thrust.
I’d play two attacking full backs, moving Marshall back there if he’s coming into form and bring Williamson straight back into the fold.
You can’t say for definite that any team would win, but I do know the above eleven would create a lot of chances against a team who seemingly can’t defend.
It’s one of those matches where I can’t bear the thought of not winning so I’m shutting my eyes and hoping for the best.
I hope Paul Lambert is brave in his team selection and picks an attacking lineup. If we try to make the game tight and cagey, I think that’s playing more into their hands.
We’ve got the creative, attacking players at our disposal to really go after Rotherham so I hope he is wise enough to use them.
Up The Wolves!