And then he set about trying to repeat his QPR and Cardiff success in winning promotion the year after avoiding the drop. Rangers were dropping fast when Warnock was appointed a little over a decade ago. He kept them up then defied the odds to take them up in his first full season in charge.
The Millers have three games in hand on every other side in the division, apart from Coventry, and will also be eyeing further points when their four game week is rounded off with the visit of Birmingham City on Sunday. Rovers are on 47 points, eight clear of the Millers, and with some comfort of having four sides between them and the relegation places. They host Derby County on Friday night, the Rams currently on 43 points, before games against Sheffield Wednesday (35), Huddersfield Town (44), Rotherham United (39) and Birmingham City (45) to close the season out.
QPR boss Mark Warburton claims football had its “head buried in the sand” when the pandemic first hit a year ago. Warburton still feels the sport in general can do more but the response from his players and EFL clubs up and down the country has shown just how important football is to the wider community and it has also helped reconnect with fans.
|Promotion (League Winners): Norwich City|
|Promotion (League Position): Watford|
|Promotion (Play Off): Swansea City, Brentford, Bournemouth, Barnsley|
|Relegation (League Position): Rotherham United, Sheffield Wednesday, Wycombe Wanderers|