Date: 1st January 2018 at 9:51am
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Rotherham United will be hoping to start the new year as they finished the old one – with three points on the board. But, I think, as fans, we know this is going to be a difficult game against Blackburn Rovers despite the Millers having home advantage.

Rovers are currently sitting pretty in third place in the table getting four points from their last two games, both of which were at Ewood Park. Their last away game was just before Christmas when their six match winning run was ended with a draw at Northampton.

The Millers moved to seventh place after winning their last two away games. Rotherham’s last home game saw them come back from being one down to MK Dons to get all three points with a two-one win.

Vital Quotes:

Paul Warne – We are well aware of the test that Blackburn will give us. With both teams going out to win it could be an open game

Rotherham United Team News:

Rotherham will be without top scorer Kieffer Moore as he’s gone back to his parent club Ipswich Town at the weekend but are likely to start with the pairing of David Ball and Jerry Yates.

Player to watch: Semi Ajayi

Scored another on Saturday to take his tally to four so far this season.

Blackburn Rovers Team News:

Rovers are hoping that Craig Conway and Joe Nuttall have recovered from illness to play some part in the game. Marcus Antonsson is a major doubt after going off on Saturday with an ankle injury and Harry Chapman, Ben Gladwin and Darragh Lenihan will also be missing.

Player to watch: Richie Smallwood

Former Miller who was a fans favourite at the New York Stadium.

Match Facts & Stats

Click Here to read Vital Rotherham’s Head-to-Head v Blackburn

Ref Watch:

Martin Coy from Durham
Click Here to read Vital Rotherham’s Ref Watch v Blackburn

Next Fixtures:

The Millers have a ‘rest’ next Saturday due to their opponents being involved in the FA Cup so the next Rotherham United game will be on Saturday, 13th January when they travel to take on Oldham Athletic. Kick-off is 3.00pm.