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Tipping doomster Ian Holloway expects Burnley to deliver a knockout blow

Sky Sports pundit Ian Holloway switched sports but his end result was the same after predicting another Rotherham loss this weekend.

The former QPR, Crystal Palace and Blackpool manager made the brave prediction of tipping the Millers to lose 2-0 at promotion-chasing Burnley this weekend.

It is not unusual for Holloway to back a Millers defeat, though, as he has done it 15 times from 17 predictions this season. And unfortunately, he usually gets it right, having been correct 11 times.

As well as expecting the Clarets to take the three points on Saturday, Holloway has also condemned the sacking of Neil Redfearn.

Using a boxing analogy, he said in his Sky Sports column: "Even with Neil Warnock in charge I can't see Rotherham halting Burnley's charge towards promotion. 

"He will have them well organised but it's a tough game.

"That's what I like about Burnley, they never give up.

"If Burnley were a boxer and you hit them you'd think you'd caught them with your best shot and they'd just shake it off and keep going. 

"They have a tough chin, whereas Derby's chin at the minute looks like it is made out of glass.

"Neil Warnock will make a difference at Rotherham even though I didn't agree with getting rid of Neil Redfearn - what chance did he have of turning things around in such a short amount of time?

"Warnock has the experience, is he retired or not though? He's having more comebacks than Muhammad Ali!"

On the decision to remove Redfearn from his position after just 21 games last week, Holloway questioned the club's long-term plan.

"I know I sound like a broken record, but I don't understand why Neil Redfearn has been sacked," he added. 

"Rotherham have come up two divisions back-to-back and you've got to give the club time to settle, to build. Everyone wants success yesterday. Maybe this is the future?

"It's alright having ambition, but it's has to be tinged with reality. We've spoken about the 'Derby way' and I'm not sure what the 'Rotherham way' is at the moment."

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