Rotherham's draw hand Wayne Rooney a lifeline at Derby County
|Wayne Rooney's Derby County will have to equal Rotherham's result on the final day to retain their status in the Championship. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
Wherever Wayne Rooney was on the night as Rotherham United traveled to Luton Town in an all important relegation dogfight encounter on Tuesday night, he must have watched with an ambulance nearby in case of an emergency.
The Merseyside boy of yesterday, who went on to conquer the premier league as a Manchester United great took on the job to manage Derby County but it hasn’t been the kind of story he’d like to tell considering the current standings.
Rotherham played out a goalless draw against Luton in a rescheduled encounter and the pointed earned by the former meant they sit in the relegation zone, two points behind Derby County.
Derby County have labored in vain all season and could have been drawn into the bottom three had Rotherham beaten Luton on the night but the stalemate means Derby must equal Rotherham’s result on the final day.
Derby, with an inferior goal difference to Rotherham would be relegated if they finish on same points with Rotherham and will join Sheffield Wednesday and Wycombe in League One next season.
Social Media is already on the necks of the former Manchester United striker’s case following poor results and considering Frank Lampard, a former Chelsea great managed same team and nearly got them promoted to the Premier League.
There’s some good news for the Rams as they host already relegated Sheffield Wednesday on the final day while Rotherham travel to Cardiff, with Rotherham’s away form proving to be their Achilles heels, it is very much in Derby’s hands.
Hull City and Peterborough are already promoted to the Championship with four other teams going head to head in a play off to determine the final team to step up.