Defeat and our fate is sealed, the game is up and Wigan Athletic will more than likely be playing League One football next season. As it stands Rotherham United, led by Steve Evans, are nine points clear of the Latics in 20th; Fulham the team separating us.
The Millars come into the game after a much needed win against Huddersfield Town, as we were losing to Leeds United, put some daylight between us and them. Now we have to close that gap and keep it closed the work has to start today.
There are no fresh injury concerns for Malcky Mackay, Leon Clarke could be back in contention after the striker missed the game against Leeds United. How we needed him in that game! Our main problem is getting the ball in the back of the net, in recent away games there hasn't been such a problem and hopefully that can continue this weekend.
Rotherham could see the return of their captain Craig Morgan, as well as Paul Green and Danny Ward following knocks. It means they will be a at full strength going into the game. That includes former Wiganer Connor Sammon who has linked up with them to try and prove a goal scoring threat. The Republic of Ireland international bagged a goal last weekend against Huddersfield; I am sure he will be wanting to get a goal against us as well.
The atmosphere that the travelling support create will be a huge incentive to our lads this weekend. Much like the Blackpool game a couple of weeks ago, we are taking a large following this weekend with over a 1,000 travelling Wigan fans making their way to the game.
If we are going to get ourselves out of this mess the noise we as fans make to pus the team on that extra 10% is going to be crucial.
Hopefully the backing of the boys and girls travelling this weekend can give the team that extra dynamic and we can make it four wins of the road in a row.