While Leeds United head coach Steve Evans is fighting for his job, the situation could not be more different in the dugout he used to occupy less than 10 miles south on the M1, as Neil Warnock’s amazing resurrection of the Millers continues.
The South Yorkshire side have won five of their last six games after getting the better of Brentford, Sheffield Wednesday, Middlesbrough, Ipswich and now Leeds.
That has sparked a massive turnaround which has seen them register an 11-point swing on MK Dons, who they now sit five points clear of.
But Warnock – the former Leeds United manager – is not getting carried away.
“We still haven’t achieved anything, we are good group of lads with our feet on the floor,” Warnock said. “There are going to be hiccups, but I don’t think a hiccup will bother us for the game after.
“We have to scrap for every point and that’s what we will be doing.
“At 1-1 with 10 men most people would have taken the draw, but we’re not like that!
“You have to work hard to get spirit like that, it’s a good recipe, I have done it all my career and I enjoy it. It shows that we don’t know when we are beaten. I am enjoying it.
“We have to enjoy every moment.
“To get the three points now is a bonus because we were up against it.”
Rotherham are next in action tomorrow night at Bristol City, the side just place and one point above them – 19th – in the Championship table.