Rotherham United: Millers chalk up 40 year best

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Rotherham United’s current run of form is the club’s best in the league for over 40 years.

The 2-1 win over Bristol City took their unbeaten run in League One to 15 matches, their last defeat being on New Year’s Day to Coventry.

To find a longer run of unbeaten league games in club records, you have to go back to season 1969/70 when, in the equivalent division, it was 18 league games unbeaten.

Since then, both in the 1970s, there have been slightly longer unbeaten sequences than this current one but they both included cup ties.

They have moved to within five points of second-placed Brentford (whose game in hand is at Bramall Lane tomorrow) but manager Steve Evans commented: “All I’m interested from our point of view is that one more win guarantees we are in the Play-offs. When that happens we’ll look at this afresh.

“This ended a great week and credit to a magnificent group of players.

“It’s a great achievement to be fighting to get in The Championship - a lot of managers thought we’d be fighting to stay up.”