Hello and welcome to our live blog coverage of Sunderland v Rotherham United of the Stadium of Light. Sunderland are fourth in the League One table following their 5-1 weekend win over Cambridge United at Wearside, and can take another big step towards securing a play-off place if they beat Rotherham tonight.
In fact, the Black Cats could even guarantee a top-six place if they win, although they also need play-off rivals Sheffield Wednesday to lose at relegation-threatened Fleetwood for that to happen. The play-off race is more likely to take place on Saturday’s final day of the season, but Sunderland can still tighten their grip on a top-six place tonight.
It won’t be easy for Alex Neil’s men, however, as second-placed Rotherham, who beat Oxford United 2-1 at New York Stadium on Saturday, arrive at Wearside knowing a win would all but guarantee a place. automatic promotion. . Sunderland lost 5-1 at Rotherham in late October, with Michael Smith and Freddie Ladapo each scoring twice and Michael Ihiekwe scoring the other goal. Ross Stewart had briefly leveled at 1-1, and with the score at 3-1, Sunderland were down to ten men when Aiden McGeady was sent off.
As always, James Hunter is on the ground today bringing you all the breaking news as it happens.
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