Coventry City would be hoping to bounce back to winning ways when they travel to the New York Stadium to take on fellow relegation rivals Rotherham United in what’s a big game at the bottom of the English Championship standings.

Rotherham United and Coventry City are two of the several teams battling to survive demotion to English League One at the end of the season. Others like Derby County, Sheffield Wednesday,Huddersfield Town, Birmingham City and Blackburn Rovers are also in the battle to stay in the second tier of club football in England.

Ahead of their English Championship encounter on Thursday night, Rotherham United are third bottom with 39 points and they are just three points adrift of Coventry City who are fourth bottom with 42 points having played two games more than their opponents. Three teams will suffer demotion from the English Championship to League One at the end of the season.

As pointed out earlier, Coventry City are bidding to return to victory ways after the 4-1 thumping received at the hands of Premier League promotion hopefuls Bournemouth at the weekend. Coventry City are not in the best form ahead of the trip to face the Millers later this week. They have won just one of their last five games in the league. On their part, Rotherham United have two wins, one draw and two losses from their last five games.

The Millers’ latest win came on Tuesday night when they came from a goal down to beat London club Queens Park Rangers (QPR) at home. Freddie Ladapo scored a brace in the second half as Rotherham United beat their visitors 3-1, while Michael Smith got the other goal for the hosts.

The QPR game starts a run of four home games in the space of eight days for Rotherham United.