Millwall and Wigan relegated

Date published: Tuesday 28th April 2015 8:34

Matt Derbyshire put the Millers in front on 52 minutes and Lee Frecklington doubled their advantage six minutes later.

Oliver Norwood pulled a goal back for Reading with three minutes left to play to ensure a nervous finish to the game.

But Rotherham held on for a 2-1 victory which means the gap between themselves and the relegation places is now four points with just a single game left to play.

Millwall have been a Championship club since winning the League One play-offs in 2010 while Wigan return to the third tier for the first time since 2003 having been relegated from the Premier League in 2012-13, the same season they won the FA Cup for the first time.

Wigan chairman David Sharpe told the club’s website: “It’s a sad day for everyone associated with Wigan Athletic but we will bounce back, I want that to be the main message to our fans tonight.

“Our only target next season is promotion, nothing else will suffice and the job of rebuilding the club is already well under way under Gary Caldwell and his staff. 
“Football is full of examples of clubs who have come back stronger after relegation and I want us to be the latest one of those. We have an amazing opportunity to start afresh and begin an exciting new era for the club.”

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