IN the build-up to Tuesday night, I fell into the trap of believing it would take a heroic effort from Oxford United to beat Fleetwood Town.

That narrative completely ignored the quality of the team available to Karl Robinson, as well as how mediocre the Cod Army were.

The U’s showed great character and their fringe players stepped up when called upon, but it was far from an against-all-odds triumph.

Tomorrow’s game is a different matter.

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If Fleetwood were perhaps the best team United could have faced, Rotherham must be the worst.

The Millers are not only top of Sky Bet League One, but also 15 matches unbeaten and second in the ‘away’ table.

They know how to go to a promotion challenger and win, having put five past MK Dons and Ipswich Town with no reply in recent weeks.

If Robinson is to be believed it will be exactly the same U’s squad as Tuesday, which includes players who are not used to starting twice in four days.

That will surely become more of a factor the longer the game goes on, as legs start to tire.

Paul Warne will know that and the number of options on the substitutes' bench will be one big advantage to the Millers boss.

United will attack because they have to, based on the players they have available – sitting back is no good.

If they somehow get a result, it truly will be a triumph over adversity.