Date: 24th December 2016 at 9:45am
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Rotherham United take on fellow strugglers Wigan Athletic on this Boxing Day with both teams desperate for three points.

Rotherham go into this game on the back of a late loss at Hillsborough while the Latics were also the victims of a late winner when Ipswich Town beat them three-two at the DW Stadium

The Millers are eight points behind Wigan who are one place above them.

Last time out at the New York Stadium the Millers were one-nil winners over QPR with Wigan’s last away game seeing them lose one-nil at Villa Park.

Vital Quotes:

Paul Warne – Wigan took me out of non-league so I will always think of them fondly and thank them massively. Wigan are a footballing side and we’ve got to try and make it as hard for them to play as possible taking our chances when they come.

Warren Joyce – We approach every game to win the three points, the approach can`t be any different from any game we`ve played or will play for the rest of the year. Rotherham are quite a direct team with some threats and we know they’re capable of scoring. When we are on top we have to score.

Rotherham United Team News:

The Millers will have Richard Wood available after having his red card rescinded but the festive games may have come a little early for Kirk Broadfoot, although he could feature on the bench. After missing last weeks game Izzy Brown should be fit to play. Lee Camp is still recovering from a knee problem so Lewis Price will again be in goal and Greg Halford is probably a no-starter too.

Player to watch: Richard Wood

Will be feeling a little aggrieved over his red card so should come out all guns blazing

Wigan Athletic Team News:

David Perkins might not make it after having to come off in the last game and Nick Powell is definitely out with a hamstring injury. Donervon Daniels and Alex Gilbey are still injured with Luke Burke and Kyle Knoyle being major doubts.

Player to watch: Craig Morgan

Former Miller who had a little bit to say when he left so will probably want to prove himself in this game.

Match Facts & Stats

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

Ref Watch:

Click Here to see Vital Rotherham’s Ref Watch v Wigan

Next Fixtures:

The Millers next game is on 29th December (please note date change) when Burton Albion are the visitors to the New York Stadium. Kick-off is 7.45pm.

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