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Versatile operator Will Vaulks has targeted valuable points over the next two home games ahead of the mini-break at the end of this month.
The Millers host Portsmouth this weekend, followed by a Tuesday night fixture against Bradford City before the FA Cup returns giving Paul Warne's side a blank weekend at the end of the month.
After taking a valuable point against Oldham at Boundary Park last Saturday, the Millers stretched their unbeaten streak to seven games, with Vaulks stressing the importance of keeping the recent momentum ahead of the break.
"We have two home games in quick succession, and whilst we are playing opposition who are flying high in the table, we know it is important to get some points ahead of the mini-break," he told www.themillers.co.uk
"We also want to keep the momentum flowing. If we can get some points out of these next two games then the break takes care of itself.
"We got an ugly win at Blackpool at the start of December and since then we have really kicked on. Right now we are going into games feeling really positive, there is a really good feeling around the place and we are all enjoying our football. We have to keep going though, which won't be easy because we have some tough games coming up. We are up for the challenge and ready for whatever is thrown at us."
First on the menu for Warne's side is the visit of Portsmouth who sit just one place and one point above the Millers in the League One standings.
The Millers ended their away day hoodoo with victory against Pompey earlier in the season, and Vaulks has warned of a backlash ahead of the showdown this weekend.
"We are side-by-side in the table so it is a big game," he added.
"They will be bringing a lot of fans so it will be a decent crowd and no doubt a good atmosphere too. We won at Fratton Park earlier in the season which was a big result for us at the time. They will be keen to set the record straight, so we know that we will have to be right on it. I am looking forward to it, it is two form teams going toe-to-toe, it should be a really good game."