Date: 31st August 2019 at 9:34am
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Rotherham United will be hoping for their first home win of the season well they welcome Tranmere Rovers to the New York Stadium this afternoon.

The Millers last win at home was last season in April with them seeing a loss in the only league game and losses in the Carabao Cup this week and earlier this month against a young Manchester United side in the EFL Trophy.

Rovers last away win came at Wembley in the League Two Play-Off Final against Newport County with them losing their last away game at Bristol Rovers a week last Tuesday.

Speaking to the Official Site Millers number two Richie Barker says that Tranmere will have ‘terrific momentum off the back of two promotions and are a very well organised side.’

The Millers will keep an eye on Matt Olosunde and Matt Crookes after they both picked up injuries in the Cup game on Wednesday but Joe Mattock could return to the starting eleven after recovering from a rib injury but this game will come too soon for Julien Lamy who has been out injured since the first friendly of pre-season. New signing Adam Thompson was on the bench on Wednesday while we will have to wait and see if even newer signing Chiedozie Ogbene is in the squad.

Tranmere Manager Micky Mellon told the Rovers Official Site he is expecting a ‘tough game’ saying, ‘we know they have a team of League One players that are comfortable in this league. It is a good opportunity for us to see where we are at in terms of competing against players that are very good at this level.’

Rovers will be without striker Morgan Ferrier who has ligament damage while Corey Blackett-Taylor and former Miller Olly Banksis were both red carded in the last game so are suspended. Jake Caprice was injured in pre-season and it’s unlikely that he’ll be fit for this one with Chelsea loanee Jacob Maddox in the same boat.

Andy Haines from Tyne and Wear has the whistle for this game.

 
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