Rotherham United: Away the lads in search of a special Posh day out

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For the second successive season, Rotherham United have enjoyed an excellent record on their travels and their next away win will put them in the top two in the club’s history.

They go to Peterborough United on Saturday knowing that the next away win will be the 12th of the season and that would equal the second best away wins total in the club’s history.

Last week’s 2-0 win at Oldham Athletic took them to 11 away wins which put it alongside three other seasons with that number - 1976/77, 1999/00 and 2000/01.

The last two of those seasons were promotion campaigns and the one in the 70s saw promotion from what’s now League One missed only under the old goal average system.

Last season, the Millers won 10 games on their way to promotion but only won their second one as late as November 24. Including that one, it means that out of the last 33 away games in the league, Rotherham have won 20 - a phenomenal return at any level.

With only five away games remaining, it seems extremely unlikely Steve Evans’s side will even manage to equal, let alone beat, the best away wins total of 15 set by the 1950/51 side who were champions on their way to the game’s second tier for the first time.

If the current side reach a dozen away wins then they would go joint second along with another season from that post-war halcyon period, 1948/49.

Boss Evans says Saturday’s trip to Peterborough is a big game but that their approach will be the same as for all the others.

Darren Ferguson’s side are sixth, eight points behind Rotherham, and are six points ahead of seventh placed MK Dons. The game is all-ticket for Millers fans and none will be on sale on the day. Sales will close at the New York Stadium at 3pm on Friday. Rotherham’s away success has been reflected in the excellent away followings.