Sheffield Wednesday currently sit in the top six.
Rotherham face a Wednesday side currently sitting in the top six of the Championship and looking like genuine promotion contenders to the Premier League for the first time in over a decade.
Dejphon Chansiri’s financial input as the club’s new owner has undoubtedly made a huge difference, yet Warnock feels Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal also deserves a huge amount of credit.
“I am really looking forward to it because I know it will be a special atmosphere. Credit to them, they have a good manager and he has put together the best team that they have had for many years, Warnock said.
Warnock, a former Sheffield United manager, knows all about the importance of football in Yorkshire and for a number of years he has monitored Wednesday’s struggle to make any sort of headway outside the top-flight.
This season, however, is regarded by Wednesday’s supporters as the foundations for potential sustained success as they finally have a squad worthy of challenging for a return to the Premier League.
Carvalhal has spent money wisely at Hillsborough, with the likes of Barry Bannan, Gary Hooper and Fernando Forestieri joining the club on permanent deals and making a big difference.
The Millers head in to their clash with their Yorkshire rivals as clear underdogs, but Warnock has so often thrived in such occasions and he will give the club the best chance of avoiding the drop to League One.
As for Wednesday, promotion via the playoffs is a possibility this term and Carvalhal is key to their chances.