Second placed in League one side Rotherham United travel to Spotland to take on Rochdale who are just above the relegation places.
Losing away at Portsmouth last weekend the Dale last won at home at the beginning of February beating Shrewsbury Town one-nil in the dying minutes of the game.
After being in top slot since the end of January the Millers were overtaken by Coventry City last weekend after only managing a point at home to MK Dons. Having got a draw themselves away against Coventry the Millers last away win was a couple of weeks ago at Accrington while they last lost away in January at Peterborough.
Dales First Team Coach Lee Riley told their Official Site that he thinks Rotherham are a ‘really good side’ saying, ‘they’ve got some really good momentum at the moment and they’ll be really well supported but our players will have fond memories of the game against Rotherham in December, which was a really good day for us.’
After picking up an injury in their last game Rhys Norrington-Davies is a major but Manager Brian Barry-Murphy has no other new injury worries ahead of this game.
Rotherham United Manager Paul Warne thinks that Rochdale are a footballing side although telling iFOLLOW that he thinks they have, recently, started to go a ‘bit more direct’ thinking that perhaps the pitches have something to do with that. ‘I really like the way they’ve played this year,’ the Millers Boss said, ‘and they are a really good club and it’s no shock when they beat teams this year. We lost at home to Rochdale and I don’t want to be on the end of a six point swing but they will want the points as much as us. We need to take the opportunities when we get them and I don’t think the fans have come away from a game very often thinking our lads haven’t tried.
The Millers will be without Clark Robertson who is out for the rest of the season and Dan Barlaser has been given the all-clear to start training again after being stretchered off against Coventry City last month.
Ross Joyce from Cleveland has the whistle for this game.
Rotherham United fans will be able to buy tickets at Spotland for this game, although there will be a slight increase in price, from the away turnstiles which will be CASH ONLY.
On medical advice there will be no Fair Play Handshakes at any Rotherham United until further notice due to concerns posed the by Coronavirus outbreak.