Match Preview | Rotherham United (H)

The Hatters welcome Rotherham United to Kenilworth Road for the last home match of the Sky Bet Championship campaign.


This fixture was originally scheduled to take place in January and later in March, but for a Covid-19 outbreak in the Rotherham squad.

A win could see Town move as high as 11th in the table, whilst the game holds the upmost importance to the Millers, who are fighting to retain their place in the division.

Nathan Jones said:

(Click here to watch Nathan’s post-match reaction from Middlesbrough draw)

“We would rather be in our position this year compared to last year because this time last year we had a wonderful game against Hull City away but still needed to win or get better than others' results to survive.

“This time last year we were sitting on 47 points. 47 points keeps you up this year but we have to worry about ourselves. We are concentrating solely on getting three points and we want to get three points because that will cement us a top-half finish.”


Rotherham were promoted to the Championship last season after finishing second following the League One campaign being decided on points-per-game because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Since the turn of the millennium, the Millers have had five seasons in the second division, with this being the sixth and they hope to retain their status in the league with positive results in their final two matches.

The Manager – Paul Warne

Paul Warne retired as a player following a number of years with the Millers and then went on to manage them from 2016 onwards.

In that time, he has delivered two promotions from League One and is extremely well regarded by Rotherham fans for his loyal services to the club as a player and manager.

Main threat – Michael Smith

Smith, who joined the Millers in 2018 on a free transfer from Bury, is their top scorer with 10 goals this term. The 29-year-old will hope to add to his tally with the ambition of helping towards their survival hopes.

When and where?

Kick-off is 7:15pm at Kenilworth Road on Tuesday 4th May.

Man in the middle?

The referee for Tuesday’s match is David Webb – who most recently took charge of the Hatters in the 3-0 loss against Norwich City.

Played before?

James Collins’ goal proved decisive when the two sides last met in November. Luton were also victorious the last time Rotherham came to Kenilworth Road, back in 2009, with a 3-0 win courtesy of goals from Adam Newton, Alan White and Claude Gnakpa in the FA Cup.

Follow the action

This match will be broadcasted on Sky Sports. Season ticket holders will receive a pass to watch the fixture on iFollow Hatters with single camera coverage, but match passes are not available for purchase domestically.

This means live iFollow Hatters stream will not be available in some territories where the EFL has a broadcast deal. These countries can be found by clicking here.

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