Rotherham United forward Michael Smith has warned that he and his Millers teammates will be facing a different proposition to the one that met them in December, as they travel to Peterborough United in Sky Bet League One.
Paul Warne’s side turned in one of the standout performances of their season so far in the meeting at AESSEAL New York Stadium as they defeated Posh 4-0, but tireless frontman Smith is expecting Darren Ferguson’s side to be seeking revenge in the reverse fixture on Saturday.
“I'm pretty sure their mentality will be different going into it coming off the back of a 4-0 defeat against us last time,” he explained to www.themillers.co.uk.
"I know ours would be if a team had beaten us in the reverse fixture and they'll want to get one back over us.
"It was a different day, a different game and a different team probably.
"I saw that they beat Wycombe convincingly on Tuesday night and they are a good side as we know.
“It is obvious that they are dangerous and they've got a few players back from injury, so it will be another tough test.”
With the Millers currently sat at the top of the Sky Bet League One table, Smith, who netted his 10th goal of the season in the win over Bristol Rovers last weekend says the belief is present in the squad that they can be promoted back to the second tier at the first time of asking.
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s trip to the Weston Homes Stadium, the 28-year-old has called upon his Millers colleagues to maintain their high standards between now and the end of the 2019/20 campaign.
"Of course we believe we can get promoted. You wouldn't be playing football if you didn't have aims like that and didn't want to win every week,” Smith explained.
“We have a group of winners and it is up to us to try and maintain our high standards in what will be another tough game for us.
"We definitely have the quality and I think we're more equipped to go up this time than we were last time. We have a bit more depth to the squad and I think at the moment we've got a back four of players out injured, who would get into most League One teams and I think that says a lot.
"We have to believe that we can beat anyone on our day, irrespective of the opposition."