Rotherham United go to the Pirelli Stadium this afternoon with temporary Manager Paul Warne in charge after Kenny Jackett’s surprise resignation earlier this week.
Rock bottom Rotherham will be wanting to get their first away win of the season this afternoon against a Burton Albion side who themselves dropped to twentieth after getting just two points in November.
The Brewers last game was a one-all draw away at Preston with their last home game being a goalless draw against Barnsley. The Millers last away game saw them lose three-nil at nearby Derby County.
PLEASE NOTE – Both teams will wear black armbands and join in a minutes applause for he victims of the plane crash which claimed the lives of members of the Chapecoense football team
Nigel Clough – it’s probably the only game where people look at it and expect us to win this season. I’m very surprised that Kenny Jackett left but Paul Warne has taken over and he’s been there years and knows the club. We’re not quite sure what to expect from the game although we do expect them to have a go.
Paul Warne – I think Burton have been especially good at home where it’s a smaller pitch and they’ve played well. On their day they are a very good team and I’ve got the utmost respect for how they play. They’ve had a really impressive start to the campaign.
Burton Albion Team News:
Jamie Ward is a doubt suffering a fractured wrist but will have a late fitness test. Kyle McFadzean is definitely out serving a third game of a four game ban.
Player to watch: Chris O’Grady
Former Miller who is on loan to the Brewers from Brighton. Hasn’t managed a goal so far this season but sod’s law he’ll put that right this afternoon.
Rotherham United Team News:
Rotherham United have a doubt in goalkeeper Lee Camp who went off injured against Leeds last Saturday but Lewis Price will be there to deputise if needs be. Greg Halford definitely won’t play after suffering ligament damage in the same game. Joe Newell hadn’t trained until Friday so has to be classed as a doubt but Jon Taylor should be back after a back injury. Dexter Blackstock was back in training on Wednesday so could play a part in the game but Lee Frecklington probably won’t be risked. Peter Odemwingie is out suspended.
Player to watch: Izzy Brown
Started his first game since mid-October last Saturday and will be hoping to do the same again today
Match Facts & Stats
CHRISTOPHER KAVANAGH from Lancashire
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The Millers next game is at home on Saturday, 10th December when Queens Park Rangers are the visitors at the New York Stadium. Kick-off is 3.00pm