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Derby brings different environment

3 March 2016


Less than eight miles separate Hillsborough from Rotherham’s New York Stadium.

And as the Owls go head to head with the Millers this weekend, there is plenty riding on this South Yorkshire derby at Hillsborough.

While Carlos Carvalhal is well aware of the emotions that run high during an encounter such as this, it’s business as usual for his side on Saturday.

The head coach is expecting a difficult task but believes his players can handle the occasion and produce the goods at Hillsborough.

He said: “It will be another local derby which is all the time interesting, the emotions run more high in these kind of games. 

“It will be two teams in different circumstances, one team is fighting to not be relegated and another team is in a good position in this moment.

“In the derby, it is a different environment. It is 90 minutes where we are sure we must fight and run a lot and play good football to beat Rotherham.

“They are better now with the new coach but at the same time, we are playing at home and we are sure everybody can do their best to feel the power of Hillsborough.”



The Millers picked up their first win in eight games last time out in their home clash with Brentford.

That victory has seen Neil Warnock’s men climb three points from safety but Carlos believes home advantage will serve Wednesday well and added:

“We are sure the environment will be with us.

“We are at home and because of the way we played in last game with quality, I felt we operated more like a team and we expect to see this upgraded in the next match.”


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