Date: 9th March 2018 at 10:32pm
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Rotherham United welcome Rochdale to the New York Stadium this afternoon which will be their second visit to the New York Stadium.

Keith Hill’s men will be on a high after getting a three-nil away win on Tuesday night at Walsall with the Millers not having played since the end of February.

Last time out Rotherham won the honours in the South Yorkshire derby with Doncaster Rovers and are sitting nicely in fourth place in the table while Dale will be wanting to get something this afternoon in their aim to climb out of the relegation zone.

Vital Quotes:

Paul Warne – I think Rochdale are a better team than they were when we played them earlier this season. All their players are comfortable on the ball and play without any fear. I was impressed with them against Walsall in the week. Keith Hill has a real good affinity with the club and he does seem to get the best out of young players.

Keith Hill – We`ve got to make sure that we`re up for it at the weekend against Rotherham who are an excellent team, an excellent football club and in a rich vein of form.

Rotherham United Team News:

The Millers have no new injuries. Darren Potter is back in training but won’t take any part in this afternoon’s game. Ben Purrington, Jerry Yates and Lewis Price all played in the Reserve win on Tuesday and will probably be on the bench.

Player to watch: Joe Newell

Narrowly missed out on the League One Player of the Month for February and will want to prove that he should have won it

Rochdale Team News:

After the mid-week win Bradden Inman will probably keep his place in the starting eleven meaning Mark Kitching will be on the bench. After being withdrawn with a stomach problem in the first half on Tuesday it is hoped that Stephen Humphreys will be fit to start.

Player to watch: Ian Henderson

Former Millers loanee who is Dale’s top scorer so far this season with sixteen goals

Match Facts & Stats

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

Ref Watch:

Graham Salisbury from Lancashire
Click Here to read Vital Rotherham’s Ref Watch v Rochdale

Next Fixtures:

The first of three away games in a row sees the Millers travelling to take on MK Dons on Tuesday (13 March) when kick-off is 7.45pm