Rotherham United make their way to the Stadium of Light this evening to take on a Sunderland side who are currently fifth in the league.
The Black Cats go into this game on the back of an away win at Accrington who gave them an early scare by going in front on five minutes. Sunderland’s last home game was last month when a hat-trick from former Miller Chris Maguire gave them a three-one win over AFC Wimbledon.
Rotherham have played a game less than Sunderland and sit in mid-table having got their first home win on Saturday scoring six against Bolton Wanderers. The Millers last away game was their first defeat away from the New York Stadium this season when neighbours Doncaster Rovers beat them two-one.
Speaking to the Chronicle Live Sunderland Manager Jack Ross said that the Millers had ‘added to the squad really well’ saying, ‘They have a good energy about their team and we know we’re going to have to play well.’
Sunderland will have Charlie Wyke back after suspension but Duncan Watmore is still out with a hamstring injury.
Rotherham United’s second in command Richie Barker told iFOLLOW that he is expecting a ‘really tough’ game this evening at the Stadium of Light. ‘They are a massive club with big expectations,’ Barker said, ‘and they’ve got some extremely good players, even some who are only getting as far as the bench.’
The Millers have no new injury worries although this game has come too soon for Kyle Vassell, Chiedozie Ogbene and Trevor Clarke who are all sidelined at the moment while a training ground injury has put paid to new boy Adam Thompson making his debut any time soon.
The man with the whistle this evening is Ben Toner from Lancashire.