Former player Kevin Davies has taken to social networking site Twitter to bemoan Bolton Wanderers' defeat to Derby County while reserving special praise for fellow relegation contenders Rotherham United.
Following Bolton’s 2-1 win over Rotherham in February, only one point separated the two teams and there was fresh optimism that the Trotters could haul themselves out of the bottom three come May.
However, fast forward nine weeks and there are now 20 points separating the duo.
Bolton’s relegation to League One was confirmed with a 4-1 thrashing at Derby, while Rotherham’s revival under Neil Warnock continued with a stunning 4-0 victory at MK Dons.
Writing on Twitter after the game, former Bolton hero Kevin Davies labelled it a sad day for the Trotters and bemoaned their lack of fight in comparison to the Millers.
Sad day for @OfficialBWFC no fight, look at what Rotherham are doing again today. Rebuilding starts now I guess, will come back I'm sure— Kevin Davies (@Kevin__Davies) April 9, 2016
Rotherham’s rise up the table under former QPR boss Warnock has been nothing short of remarkable.
The Yorkshire club have won six of their last eight matches, with the other two games being draws including a 3-3 thriller with Derby County after trailing 3-0 with only seven minutes of the 90 remaining.
Rotherham have shown all the necessary fighting qualities needed to stay in the Championship, and now Bolton will need to acquire some of those if they harbour hopes of an immediate return next season.