Date: 11th January 2019 at 10:01am
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Rotherham United travel to Portman Road on Saturday to take on Ipswich Town which sees bottom club entertaining twenty-first placed club.

Both sides fell at the first hurdle in the FA Cup last weekend with Town losing away at Accrington Stanley and the Millers away game against Manchester City also ending in defeat.

Town’s last home game saw five goals, three of which went in visitor Millwalls favour while the Millers last away game saw them go down to nine men and narrowly lose to Bristol City. Since that game Rotherham got a two-one win at home to Preston North End.

Ipswich have signed four players since the window opened that last one being former Derby forward Simon Dawkins who was signed after a trial with the club. Forwards Collin Quaner signed on loan from Premier League side Huddersfield Town and Will Keane is on loan from Hull City while defender Janoi Donacien signed from Accrington. Any or all four of these could face the Millers on Saturday and Paul Lambert has Cole Skuse and Emyr Huws back from injury. Former Millers Tom Adeyemi and Grant Ward are still on the sidelines injured.

Rotherham United Development Coach Matty Hamshaw told iFOLLOW that although the Millers will be setting up to get a good result on Saturday Ipswich are a very good team with good players. ‘Like every game,’ Matty said, ‘we go into this one fully prepared for what is in front of us.

The Millers could be without Joe Newell who pulled up at the Etihad on Sunday in the warm-up with a groin injury and isn’t expected to make the game this weekend and serving his last of a three match ban midfielder Richie Towell is unavailable. Kyle Vassell is back in training and could play some part tomorrow and Billy Jones is back in contention.

James Linington from the Isle of Wight is in charge of this game.

Read Vital Rotherham’s last article Hamshaw ‘We Are Working As Hard As We Can.

 

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