Rotherham United make the long trek down to Portsmouth for this re-arranged game this evening for their second away game in three days.
The Millers come into this game after getting three points away at MK Dons on Saturday after going in at half-time two down while Pompey also scored three away from home beating Rochdale three-nil.
Portsmouth are sitting in mid-table playing one game less than Rotherham who moved into fourth on Saturday with the Millers last away league loss coming at the end of September against Bristol Rovers. Fratton Park has been kind to Pompey this season with their only loss there coming in the EFL Cup game against Southampton in September.
Speaking to Portsmouth’s Twitter Account Manager Kenny Jackett said that his team would have to ‘work hard’ against the Millers saying, ‘Hopefully we can take confidence from Saturday. We need to continue our good form because we’re looking to close the gap on the play-off places.’
Former Miller loanee Sean Raggett is out with a hamstring injury while midfielders Tom Naylor and Ross McCrorie will also be missing so Kenny Jackett could stick with the same eleven that started against Rochdale on Saturday which included former Rotherham favourite Ryan Williams while another former player, Gareth Evans, was on the bench.
Rotherham United will be hoping to carry on with their impressive away form this evening with Assistant Manager Richie Barker expecting a tough test. ‘I expect it to be a decent game,’ Barker told iFOLLOW, ‘they are up there with their home form and we are up there with our away form. We are in a good run of form and we want to continue that.’
The Millers had a few in the treatment room yesterday morning but it is thought to be more niggles than anything serious. Kyle Vassell came on for the second half on Saturday and he could start this evening back on the bench again. Joe Mattock is definitely out with a back problem and Shaun MacDonald isn’t fit yet either. Chieo Ogbene will be back in the squad after serving a suspension on Saturday.
Antony Coggins from Oxfordshire has the whistle this evening.