Rotherham United welcome seventeenth placed Brentford to the New York Stadium for their next game in the Championship.
The Millers, who are currently just outside the relegation zone, go into this game on the back of a narrow defeat away at Ipswich Town last weekend while Brentford got a home victory over last season’s Premier League outfit Stoke City.
This is the Bees first away game of 2019, the last being at the end of December at St Andrew’s when the game against Birmingham City ended goalless. Rotherham’s last home game saw them beat Preston North End two-one.
Richie Towell will be available for Rotherham after serving a three match suspension but a groin injury will keep Joe Newell out of the squad for today’s game while Sean Raggett, who had a tooth knocked out last weekend, might not make it. Kyle Vassell is rated doubtful but could be on the bench and it’s likely the Millers will give a debut to new signing Matt Crooks but whether from the start or off the bench remains to be seen.
Millers Boss Paul Warne told the Official Site that he ‘loves’ the way that Brentford play saying, ‘They’re organised out of possession, they’re quick and athletic.’
Coming into this game six unbeaten Brentford but, like the Millers, are still waiting for their first away win of the season. Coming from the Brentford camp there are no new injuries to report.
Brentford Manager Thomas Frank told their Official Site that the confidence in his team had been building over the last six or seven weeks and said that he knows this game is going to be ‘very difficult’. ‘We were bang on in our defensive game against Stoke,’ Mr Frank said, ‘but we need to have more control of the game and create more chances. Saying that we have to still be good in defence as Rotherham are very direct.’
Tony Harrington from Cleveland will be in charge of the game this afternoon.
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