Wolves v Rotherham United - Millers aiming to end woeful away drought

Paul Warne Picture: Steve Ellis
Paul Warne Picture: Steve Ellis
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AFTER avoiding an unwanted club record in their last away game, Rotherham United are turning their attentions towards remedying another wretched statistic.

The Millers remain without an away win in 11 months and are desperate to avoid becoming the third successive Championship side in consecutive seasons to go through a whole campaign without picking up a single victory on the road.

The fate befell Bolton last term and Blackpool in a similarly barren 2014-15 season, with the relegated pair taking four and seven points, respectively, on their travels in desperate returns.

With five away games still to go, the Millers – whose haul of one point from a possible 54 so far in 18 away league matches is thoroughly damning – are in very real danger of registering even more pitiful statistics, more especially if they take nothing from back-to-back trips to Wolverhampton and QPR.

Last time out, Rotherham, beset by injuries today at Molineux, at least ended a club record seventh successive away league game without a goal in a 4-2 reverse at Brentford.

Elements of positivity afforded interim manager Paul Warne a spot of hope, but tangible progress by way of a point or preferably three is what he would dearly cherish for the club’s long-suffering support.

Warne, whose side face a Wolves side who have been dragged into the relegation mix after a six-match winless streak incorporating five losses, said: “Our away form hasn’t been amazing but I will go with a smile on my face and set up positively. “

Warne says he expects a new permanent manager to be in place at the club before the end of the season – with talks to be held with chairman Tony Stewart over the course of the next international break.