Huddersfield Town head into their Championship encounter with Rotherham United looking to respond to their 7-0 defeat at leaders Norwich City earlier this week. While the Terriers currently hold an eight-point advantage over their 22nd-placed opponents, Rotherham possess three games in hand ahead of their trip to the John Smith's Stadium.
Huddersfield were reminded that relegation still remains a possibility in midweek as they were hammered 7-0 by league leaders Norwich. Carlos Corberan's side were unbeaten in five league games prior to kick-off but have now had their confidence shattered.
Rotherham fell behind inside two minutes against relegation rivals Wycombe on Monday afternoon as they slipped to a 3-0 home defeat against the division's basement club. The Millers have lost three of their last four league games and will need a victory here to keep survival dreams alive.
The West Yorkshire outfit are now languishing in 19th position with 43 points from 36 games, just eight clear of the relegation zone now. Rotherham are battling relegation at the moment but have three games in hand over their city rivals and a victory in the upcoming derby would bring them closer to safety.
There have been 57 Yorkshire derbies between the sides, with Huddersfield claiming the spoils on 29 occasions and losing to Rotherham only 11 times. However, they played out a 1-1 draw in South Yorkshire back in October.
Fortunately for the Terriers, they remain clear of the bottom three, but Saturday's fixture will be a test of their character as they bid to avoid a relegation scrap over the next month. Only Wycombe possess a worse defensive record than Huddersfield, heaping the pressure on an attack which has scored just four goals in eight outings. Leading marksman Fraizer Campbell has failed to score in four appearances, while Yaya Sanogo has not contributed a goal or assist in 241 minutes of football since his arrival.