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Preview – Millers Away At Accrington

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Rotherham United travel to the Wham Stadium on Boxing Day to take on Accrington Stanley.

The Millers come into this game in top place in League One and will be hoping to increase their twenty-one game unbeaten run. Accrington are in tenth place, fifteen points behind Rotherham.

Stanley’s game at Hillsborough last weekend was postponed due to Covid among the Wednesday players with their last home game seeing them get a one-nil win over Bolton. Rotherham’s last away win was last Saturday at Cambridge when a second half goal from Dan Barlaser was the only one scored.

Rotherham United have no new injuries coming into this game.

Speaking to Radio Sheffield ahead of the game Millers Manager Paul Warne said that the teams performances of late have been good, but not outstanding, saying, ‘at the moment there is no reason we shouldn’t be at our best. Before the end of the season we are going to come across difficult games, difficult performances that we have to bounce back from so the more points we can get in the bag before that the better.’ Saying he couldn’t speak highly enough of the Accrington management team John Coleman and Jimmy Page, Warne said, ‘they are coming up to their twenty year anniversary and that’s very impressive in modern day football and they have players who never give up.’

Accrington will be without  Seamus Conneely and David Morgan while loanee  Joel Mumbongo is also missing. But the long term injured  Joe Pritchard could make the squad.

‘I love Boxing Day games,’ Stanley Manager John Coleman told their
Official Site, ‘and this will be a smashing game to play in.  There will be a full house, the atmosphere will be great and our fans will be fantastic like they always are. Paul Warne is a good manager, one of the old ones, you can pick the phone up to and he is on the same wavelength as us. I am really excited about it.’

The referee for this Boxing Day clash is Andrew Kitchen from Durham.

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