Rotherham v Scunthorpe preview: League One play-off semi-final second leg live on Sky Sports Football
Last Updated: 16/05/18 6:57pm
Rotherham manager Paul Warne has urged his team to seize the moment ahead of their Sky Bet League One play-off semi-final second leg with Scunthorpe.
The Millers were minutes away from winning Saturday's first leg before being pegged back to a 2-2 draw, but they know a victory over the Iron at their New York Stadium will put them one game away from a quickfire return to the Championship.
Warne will check on several of his squad who picked knocks at Glanford Park, where Jon Taylor came off with a dead leg.
Scunthorpe caretaker boss Nick Daws, who has still not lost a game in charge, has a worry over goalkeeper Matt Gilks.
Gilks limped out of Saturday's first leg with a knee injury and is a serious doubt, with rookie deputy Rory Watson on standby. Daws could otherwise name an unchanged side.
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Rotherham are looking to reach the third-tier play-off final for the second time, having knocked out Preston, before beating Leyton Orient in the final in their last play-off campaign in 2014 - they drew the first leg that away from home that season too (1-1).
In fact, the Millers have never lost a play-off second leg tie in the Football League (W2 D2), and have only lost one of their nine semi-final encounters overall (W3 D5); their first play-off match against Swansea in 1988 (0-1).
The Iron have failed to win any of their eight play-off semi-final matches away from home in the Football League (D3 L5), failing to score in three of the last four.
However, the last time Scunthorpe drew the first leg of their semi-final play-off encounter at home, they went on to be promoted from the third-tier, knocking out MK Dons before beating Millwall 3-2 at Wembley in 2009.
Across each of the three tiers of the Football League, only three of the last 17 teams who drew the first leg of their semi-final at home have gone on to win promotion from their respective division.
Rotherham have only lost two of their last 17 matches at home to Scunthorpe in all competitions (W10 D5), scoring 2+ goals on 11 of those occasions.
Scunthorpe, however, are unbeaten in their last eight away games in league competition (W3 D5), dating back to the start of February.
Joe Newell, who came off the bench to score for Rotherham in the first-leg, has had a hand in 15 league goals this season for the Millers (inc. play-offs); more than any other player currently at the club.
Rotherham will be extremely frustrated that they didn't come away from Glanford Park with the victory on Saturday, and that late Cameron McGeehan goal has levelled this tie right up.
The Millers still have the edge at home on Wednesday night, but this one could still easily go either way. For some reason, though, I fancy Scunthorpe to sneak the victory here.
David Prutton predicts: 0-1 and Scunthorpe to progress 3-2 on aggregate (8/1 with Sky Bet)