Rotherham United welcome an untested Bolton Wanderers side and management team to the New York Stadium on Saturday.
The Millers go into this game without a home win and, reading round the comments, a very restless fan base. Rotherham’s last home league game was a one-all draw with Tranmere while Bolton’s last away league game was a five-nil loss at Gillingham with a very young team.
Last weekend saw Rotherham lose their first away game of the season at neighbours Doncaster while Bolton’s home game against Bradford City in the EFL Trophy ended one-all with City winning on penalties.
Millers Manager Paul Warne had nothing but compliments for the duo who have taken over at the University of Bolton Stadium saying that he and his number two Mike Pollitt know Keith Hill and David Flitcroft well telling the Official Site ‘They’re both football people and I think I’m right in saying they’re Bolton supporters too, so it’s an absolute dream job for them’ and he expects them to be a motivated and organised team.
The Millers will be without winger Chiedozie Ogbene who has a hamstring and while Julien Lamy was on the bench last weekend he isn’t match fit enough for a start. Billy Jones and Trevor Clarke are still missing as is striker Kyle Vassell who is still about a week away. Shaun MacDonald, who limped off last weekend, is also a doubt after missing three days of training.
Speaking to BW News Keith Hill first praised the Bolton fans saying, ‘it’s amazing that the away allocation of tickets has been sold out. We are away from home, Rotherham are a good side. We are looking forward to the challenge. Our season starts now.’
Defender Joe Bunney is definitely out after a car accident has left him with a broken collarbone and ribs but the other nine new signings should all be fit for their first league game with the Wanderers this season. Bolton’s Manager says there have been a couple of training ground injuries this week but wouldn’t name names.
Sebastian Stockbridge from the Tyne and Wear has the whistle for this game.