Rotherham United welcome Brendon Rodgers’ Premier League outfit Leicester City to the last pre-season friendly of the season.
The Millers and Foxes met in a friendly at Don Valley in July 2010. The visitors went in front on ten minutes thanks to a goal from Paul Gallagher with Adam Le Fondre scoring from the penalty spot to make it one-all at the break. On the hour mark City went back in front with a goal from DJ Campbell and, not long after that, the lights went out at Don Valley and the game had to be abandoned.
The summer of 2014 saw Leicester at the New York Stadium when the visitors won the friendly game three-one. Just before the half-hour mark City’s new signing Leonardo Ulloa opened the scoring and made it two-nil to the Foxes going into the break. The Millers came out fighting in the second half and it was no surprise when they pulled one back after Ryan Hall had a shot blocked which fell to Kieran Agard who put the ball into the back of the net. But a few minutes later it was three-one to the visitors when Danny Drinkwater squeezed an angled shot into the net.
The year after (2015) was also a win for the Foxes at the New York Stadium. Riyad Mahrez opened the scoring in the second half for the visitors followed by a second from David Nugent. Grant Ward got a consolation for the Millers with Leicester winning the game two-one – not bad against the future Premier League Champions was it?!
The last time the pair met in competitive football was in the Carling Cup in August 2011 at the Millers temporary home of the Don Valley Stadium. An own goal from Matt Mills gave the Millers the lead on thirteen minutes but a Paul Gallagher goal and a hat-trick from Jeffry Schlupp saw the visitors into the second round.
November 2008 saw the Foxes at Don Valley in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy when a Drew Broughton goal on the stroke of half-time followed by a second half goal from Dale Tonge gave the Millers a two-nil win with goalkeeper Andy Warrington being the Man of the Match.
The last time the pair met at Millmoor was in the Championship in September 2004. A minute before half-time saw Lilian Nalis score for the visitors with a second from Dion Dublin just before the hour mark giving the Foxes all three points.