Date: 17th December 2016 at 9:05am
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Rotherham United make the short journey to S6 this afternoon to take on Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.

While the Millers go into this game in bottom spot, Sheffield Wednesday are just one spot and one point below a play-off place.

This will be the Owls second home derby game of the week after they got a two-nil win over neighbours Barnsley on Tuesday night while Rotherham United were losing two-one away at Fulham.

Vital Quotes:

Carlos Carvalhal – We respect Rotherham. I don`t think the Rotherham game will be more easy than Barnsley. It is a game we must play with patience but, at the same time, we must understand how they can do damage to us. We will try block these kind of situations to stop them being a threat.

Paul Warne – After a brilliant season last year, for them, I suppose they started a little sluggish but they’ve got their wheels going and have improved in recent weeks. They’re in a good position and have a massive pool of players to call on. But I expect us to compete like I expect us to compete with everyone in this league. I’m expecting a competitive game and it will be a good game to be involved in and the players will know how important the game is to everyone in this town.

Sheffield Wednesday Team News:

The Owls will be giving a late fitness test to Barry Bannan who has a foot problem with them hoping to have Almen Abdi back after a hamstring injury. Carlos Carvalhal will be without injured duo Gary Hooper and Will Buckley while Fernando Forestier is still banned.

Player to watch: Steven Fletcher

Will want to add to his six goals so far this season

Rotherham United Team News:

Paul Warne is hoping to have loanee Izzy Brown back after he was taken off on Tuesday night at Fulham. Striker Danny Ward will be fit but may appear wearing a cast on a wrist injury and Peter Odemwingie is back in the squad after serving a three match suspension for a red card against Leeds.

Player to watch: Lewis Price

Former Owls ‘keeper who has had a couple of Man of the Match performances since taking over from the injured Lee Camp

Match Facts & Stats

Click Here to read Vital Rotherham’s Head-to-Head v The Owls

Ref Watch:

Tim Robinson from West Sussex
Click Here to read Vital Rotherham’s Ref Watch v The Owls

Next Fixtures:

This is the Millers last game before Christmas with the next game being at the New York Stadium on Boxing Day when Wigan Athletic are the visitors. Kick-off is 3.00pm

 
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