Rotherham United travel ‘up North’ for this afternoon’s game at the Riverside Stadium against high flying Middlesbrough.
Both sides will be wanting points out of this game with ‘Boro needing to keep up amongst the league leaders and the Millers needing to keep their heads above the teams around them.
Rotherham won their last game which was at home to Brighton with their last three away points being at Huddersfield last month. Middlesbrough went into their last game in top spot of the Championship but losing away to Watford and the teams around them winning sees them start this game in fourth place.
Aitor Karanka – My first concern about Rotherham is their position, they are fighting to stay in the Championship. They are a good team who like to play long ball. They are organised and it will be difficult
Steve Evans – I think Middlesbrough are one of the best teams in the league. They’ve got a very gifted manager and a good number two. They’re a top class side who have good players for every position and second good players for every position and we can’t go there thinking it’s going to be anything but difficult but when we’ve got players like Derbyshire, Bowery and Ward we are always capable of scoring a goal. If we play at our best then we’re capable of going there and making it a game.
Middlesbrough Team News:
‘Boro are hopeful on injured trio Ryan Fredericks, Kenneth Omeruo and Daniel Ayala but will be without striker Grant Leadbitter who starts a two match suspension with Damia Abella and Rhys Williams major doubts.
Player to watch: Patrick Bamford
Striker on loan from Chelsea who is scoring goals for fun at the moment
Rotherham United Team News:
The Millers will be without Craig Morgan who is suspended. Defender Frazer Richardson is out for the rest of the season injured but striker Danny Ward could be ready to make his first start since the beginning of March after coming off the bench on Monday.
Player to watch: Richie Smallwood
Former ‘Boro player who is always amongst the first name on the team sheet since joining the Millers
Match Facts & Stats
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Rotherham travel to Craven Cottage on Wednesday, 15 April to take on Fulham. Kick-off is 8.00pm