After back-to-back defeats Wolves now face up against one of the League’s most in-form sides.
Rotherham have won four of their last six games, including the most recent three to force themselves back into the play-off places.
And with the added carrot of playing the (supposed) giants of League One, it promises to be a tricky afternoon inside the glamorously named New York Stadium.
It’s been a superb season thus far for the Millers, currently sitting pretty inside the top six of League One after only climbing out of the fourth tier last season.
Some eye-catching results of late, including a 3-0 thumping of Coventry, have made everyone sit up and take notice of a side that had been quietly wracking up the points.
With 33 goals scored so far (one more than Wolves) and 24 conceded, they’re statistically one of the most exciting teams to watch. It will be interesting to see how they fare against the League’s meanest defence.
Away from home is where they’ve really kicked on, reigning victorious in 6 of their 10 matches and only losing twice. 3 wins, 5 draws and 2 defeats at home is more solid than impressive.
Notable players include top scorer Kieran Agard (7 in the league and 9 total) and former Wolves hero Nouha Dicko who has already bagged 3 goals in 4 games since arriving on loan from Wigan.
Another interesting team selection is in prospect with Kevin McDonald ruled out due to an accumulated bookings suspension. Kenny Jackett must also decide whether to reinstate slackers Leigh Griffiths and Bakary Sako. I sincerely hope he does.
Midfield is a major area of concern without McDonald who I don’t think gets the credit he deserves. I’d like to see him doing more in the final third, but his general ball retention and workrate have been good.
It could be any of Price, Evans or Davis filling in and all bring different qualities. I’ve put Jack Price in there because everyone keeps telling me how good he is. I’m yet to be convinced.
I think you can chop and change the strikers, but Doyle and Griffths are the best two for me. There’s a very good argument to say Doyle isn’t doing enough in front of goal, but I still think his overall play has been a major factor to our success. The goals will come again for Griffiths, of that I’m certain.
Wolves are very slight favourites to win this one at 31/20. Rotherham are 13/8 with the draw 12/5.
James Henry is decent odds for first goalscorer at 12/1, but if you believe in destiny then Nouha Dicko is far better money at 13/2.
We’re an arrogant bunch you know. Nobody thought MK Dons would beat us last weekend so for the first time ever there isn’t a single point to be added to the PL table.
I wonder if we’ll see such unshakable confidence this weekend?
Personally, I’m desperate for a good Christmas after so much winter misery last season, so I’m topping up my glass and going for a semi-comfortable away victory. Make it happen lads.
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