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Rotherham travel across the Pennines looking for the points to lift them off the foot of the table.

Vital Quotes:

Oldham manager John Sheridan said of Saturdays 4-1 home victory over Gillingham,
‘The passing and movement were outstanding, we got a lot of wide balls into the box.
It was a quality performance from the team’.

Meanwhile, Millers boss Alan Knill had this to say of Rotherham’s victory at Orient,
‘I think luck was with us, but you have to earn it.
Confidence is high and for us to score three away from home is immensely pleasing’.

Oldham Athletic Team News:

Oldham physio Lee Nobes has been pretty busy of late.
Midfielder Paul Edwards is sidelined with a knee medial ligament injury.
Two of the goalkeeping covers are unavailable for selection.
Terry Smith is out for 4-6 weeks with a damaged knee cartlidge, and David Knight, a summer signing from Middlesborough, has a neck injury to add to a slight hip strain.
Moussa Dabo and Matty Barlow are also on the casualty list with a twisted knee and ankle strains respectively.
Former Millers hero Chris Swailes has had his injured foot placed in a protective boot for 3-4 weeks.
Although he did start light gym work last week.

Player to watch: Paul Warne

Former Rotherham striker Paul Warne will be looking to get one over his old club when the teams meet on Tuesday.
He was outstanding in the Latics 4-1 win over Gillingham on Saturday, and he left the field when substituted late on to a standing ovation.

Rotherham United Team News:

Millers boss Alan Knill has no new injury worries as his side look to take the massive step of climbing from the bottom of the league.
They have been rooted to the bottom all season following a ten point deduction for entering administration.
An excellent run of form has seen them move to within one point of nearest team Millwall.
The Millers defence should pick itself.
Goalkeeper Neil Cutler produced a world class save on Saturday at Orient to keep Rotherham in the game, and will retain his place.
In midfield Michael Keane and Martin Woods have done little wrong since taking over from Eugen Bopp and Richie Partridge, and will probably remain in the starting eleven.
Up front Dave Hibbert went off Saturday holding his recently broken nose, but if theres no problem with that he will hold off the challenge from young prospect Ryan Taylor for the right to partner leading scorer Will Hoskins in attack.

Player to watch: Will Hoskins

The teams leading goalscorer with 6 already this season has firmly cemented himself in the Millers starting line up.
The 20 year old England youth international came to prominence when coming on as sub for Rotherham at Wigan’s JJB Stadium on Boxing day 2003.
With his side 1-0 down he hit two class strikes in as many minutes to give the Millers all three points.
Prior to this season most of his appearences were as substitute, but after several outstanding performances he is now one of the first names on the teamsheet.

Match Facts & Stats

Rotherham have won the last five encounters between these two sides, and are unbeaten in the last four at Boundary Park.
The Millers record league victory is still the 8-0 win in May 1947 at Millmoor.
The full list of results between the sides are,
League Results
English League One
14.03.2006 Rotherham Utd 2-0 Oldham Ath
29.08.2005 Oldham Ath 0-1 Rotherham Utd
English Division Two
10.03.2001 Oldham Ath 2-3 Rotherham Utd
08.10.2000 Rotherham Utd 3-0 Oldham Ath
English Division Two (old)
29.01.1983 Rotherham Utd 1-3 Oldham Ath
07.09.1982 Oldham Ath 1-1 Rotherham Utd
06.03.1982 Oldham Ath 0-3 Rotherham Utd
17.10.1981 Rotherham Utd 1-2 Oldham Ath
English Division Three (old)
23.04.1973 Rotherham Utd 2-3 Oldham Ath
30.09.1972 Oldham Ath 1-0 Rotherham Utd
05.05.1972 Oldham Ath 5-1 Rotherham Utd
27.12.1971 Rotherham Utd 3-1 Oldham Ath
08.04.1969 Rotherham Utd 1-2 Oldham Ath
17.09.1968 Oldham Ath 0-0 Rotherham Utd
English Division Two (old)
06.03.1954 Rotherham Utd 7-0 Oldham Ath
17.10.1953 Oldham Ath 2-3 Rotherham Utd
English Division Three (North)
05.05.1951 Rotherham Utd 3-1 Oldham Ath
19.08.1950 Oldham Ath 4-5 Rotherham Utd
29.08.1949 Rotherham Utd 0-1 Oldham Ath
23.08.1949 Oldham Ath 2-2 Rotherham Utd
04.04.1949 Rotherham Utd 2-1 Oldham Ath
21.08.1948 Oldham Ath 1-3 Rotherham Utd
01.09.1947 Rotherham Utd 4-1 Oldham Ath
26.08.1947 Oldham Ath 1-5 Rotherham Utd
26.05.1947 Rotherham Utd 8-0 Oldham Ath
26.10.1946 Oldham Ath 0-1 Rotherham Utd
18.02.1939 Rotherham Utd 3-1 Oldham Ath
15.10.1938 Oldham Ath 2-0 Rotherham Utd
09.04.1938 Rotherham Utd 2-1 Oldham Ath
08.01.1938 Oldham Ath 3-1 Rotherham Utd
13.02.1937 Rotherham Utd 4-4 Oldham Ath
10.10.1936 Oldham Ath 4-1 Rotherham Utd
04.01.1936 Rotherham Utd 1-0 Oldham Ath
07.09.1935 Oldham Ath 4-1 Rotherham Utd
Cup Results
English League Cup
22.08.2006 r1 Rotherham Utd 3-1 Oldham Ath

Ref Watch:

Referee for Tuesday’s game is Jonathan Moss from Leeds.

So far this season he’s taken charge of 7 games, boooking 21 players with no sendings off.

The only other Rotherham game he’s reffed was the penalty win against Accrington Stanley in last seasons Football league trophy.

Next Fixtures:

Saturday 30th September 2006
Rotherham United v Millwall

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