Rotherham United make the trek down to Essex this weekend when they take on Southend United at Roots Hall.
The Millers go into this game in eighth place in League One having dropped out of the top six after losing at home to Rochdale last weekend. The Millers last away game was in the FA Cup which they won against Solihull Moors four-three. Their last away game in the league was a three-two loss at Portsmouth.
Southend are languishing in the bottom three of the table with Chairman Ron Martin telling the BBC that the club would ‘go bust’ if he left tomorrow.
The Shrimpers last home win was in the EFL Trophy against AFC Wimbledon while their last home league game was a four-nil loss to Oxford.
Harry Lennon could be back in contention after ‘social media problems’ last month has seen him training with the U23’s. Tom Hopper is a doubt with a deep cut after being studded in the last game and Nathan Ralph is out with a dislocated shoulder.
Speaking to iFOLLOWMillers Manager Paul Warne says it will be another tough test. ‘They (Southend) are fighting for their lives, they are at home and every game is tough. They are a big, strong, organised game who really play and we are going to have to be ready that’s for sure.’
The Millers are hoping to put a strong side out on Saturday despite having a few injury problems. Joe Mattock, who has been sidelined with a back problem, is looking to travel but Richard Wood is still out while Shaun MacDonald could be back in full training but probably won’t make this game.
Charles Breakspear from Surrey has the whistle for this game.