Rotherham United welcome Leeds United to the New York Stadium for this afternoon’s Yorkshire derby Championship game.
The Millers go into this game having got ten points from their four games last month with Leeds United getting one point less. Leeds last away game was a two-one win at Blackburn while Rotherham haven’t lost at home since the end of January.
Rotherham moved out of the relegation places to twentieth after their last game which was a one-nil win at Ipswich while Steve Evans’ side suffered a rare home defeat at the hands of West Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town and start this afternoon in thirteenth place.
Neil Warnock – Leeds are a strong, physical side and have some good young players and have strikers who can put the ball in the net. It will be an interesting game.
Steve Evans – We will try and put a team out on the pitch what befits the supporters of Leeds United. It`s a special day. Arriving at the New York Stadium as an opposition manager will be fantastic for me, especially when I arrive on the Leeds United team coach. Before the game I`ll pay my humblest respect to the Rotherham public but at 3 o’clock I’ll put my Leeds hat back on and we’ll be trying to win a football match.
Rotherham United Team News:
Richard Wood, Danny Ward and Jerome Thomas have all benefited from the International break and all have a chance of playing this afternoon. Frazer Richardson has a hamstring problem and will have a late fitness test.
Player to watch: Leon Best
Will be looking to get his fourth goal in three games this afternoon against the team he made his ‘infamous’ debut against for the Millers earlier in the season
Leeds United Team News:
Leeds will have to do without Souleymane Doukara who starts an eight match ban after biting an opponent with Chris Wood ready to step into his place. Mustapha Carayol has been on international duty with Gambia and will be monitored and defender Liam Cooper has shaken off a hamstring injury so could be in contention of a start. Steve Evans has promised changes after the Huddersfield loss
Player to watch: Chris Wood
After starting just one game so far this year due to injury problems the New Zealand International will want to show his Gaffer what he can do
Match Facts & Stats
The Millers make the long trek down to Bristol to take on City on Tuesday, 5 April where it will be a 7.45pm kick-off