Rotherham United welcome neighbours Doncaster Rovers to the New York Stadium this afternoon which will be fourth place in League One taking on fourteenth.
Rovers last away game saw six goals with Walsall scoring four of those with Rotherham beating Oxford in their last home game by three goals to one.
The Millers will be hoping to keep their thirteen games without a loss going having beat then top of the table Shrewsbury at the New Meadow last weekend. Doncaster also won last weekend beating Fleetwood Town at the Keepmoat.
Paul Warne – I thought Doncaster played really well against Fleetwood. They are a team who like a lot of possession and have been defensively sound. I think they will be a harder team to play against than they would have been a few weeks ago. I’d like to think they will come here and attack, that’s what people pay to see, they don’t pay to see people come and park the bus. I expect it to be an open game and that they will threaten our goal. I’m well aware of how hard they work for each other which means our lads are going to have to work even harder.
Darren Ferguson – I’m really looking forward to the game and so are the players. It’s one we’ve spoken about to look forward and go out and relish. These are the sort of games you want to play in. We know how important it is. They’ve found a formula and are the form team in the league and very effective in what they do. It’s a big game for us and if we got a result it would give us belief and momentum going into the last eleven games. It’s going to be a tough game but we hope we give them a tough game too.
Rotherham United Team News:
Paul Warne should be able to pick from a full squad, except for the two long term injuries for this derby game. Joe Mattock didn’t play last weekend but looks like being fit while a couple of other players came away from Shrewsbury with knocks but have had a week to recover.
Player to watch: Richie Towell
Moves quickly down the wing and has a good understanding with his partner Will Vaulks
Doncaster Rovers Team News:
Although Luke McCullough is a slight doubt and the game will probably come too early for Joe Wright Darren Ferguson has no new injury worries ahead of this game
Player to watch: Alex Kiwomya
Pacey winger/striker who began his youth career with the Millers before moving to Chelsea. Joined Rovers in the summer making his first start last Saturday making an impact by scoring the first goal.
Match Facts & Stats
GEOFF ELTRINGHAM from Tyne and Wear
The Millers travel to Kent next weekend when they take on Gillingham at the Priestfield Stadium. Kick-off is 3.00pm