Games like those on Tuesday at Preston always offer up a clue as to where your team might stand, particularly when there’s promotion at stake.
Rotherham United headed for Deepdale for what might be termed a moment of truth against a strong, formidable side who were unbeaten in 11 - and who might well be providing the opposition over two legs at the end of this season.
There is no doubt whatsoever that the Millers - the surprise package of League One - deserve to be in the play-off places. Even if results have gone the wrong way today, they would still be at least eight points ahead of the the club in seventh place.
But it was comparison time really. How did they stack up against Simon Grayson’s side?
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