Rotherham United make the trip to Derbyshire on Saturday to take on Derby County who are fourteen places above the Millers in the table.
Derby will be raring to go with their last game being seventeen days ago which was a goalless draw at Pride Park against Stoke City, their last home win being at the beginning of the month against Wigan Athletic.
The Millers last away game saw them get their first away win of the season at Loftus Road with Semi Ajayi scoring a late winner against QPR. Their last game before the International break saw them lose two-one at home to promotion hopefuls Norwich City.
Derby County Manager Frank Lampard told their Official Site that, after a long yet deserved break, his Rams’ players were ‘raring to go’. ‘I know Rotherham are going to fight and that they are well organised,’ the Rams Boss said, ‘and they will come here and try and frustrate us.’
The Rams look to have a clean bill of health ahead of this game and will be pleased to have Chelsea’s midfield loanee Mason Mount back in contention after he went off injured in an FA Cup tie in January.
Millers Manager Paul Warne says his lads know the importance of this game. ‘Anyone who is in the top ten of this league are a formidable team and we need the fans to travel down to support us,’ he told iFOLLOW, ‘and we hope everyone turns up and makes them proud to be a Miller. We won’t just lay down and I think the pressure is on Derby to have a go at us which will suit us.’
The Millers have no new injury issues with Semi Ajayi and Marek Rodak coming back fit from their recent international duties. Clark Robertson won’t be risked and there has been some ‘illness’ in the camp but Warne is hoping that will have passed. Will Vaulks, back from his first games for Wales, and Joe Mattock serve the last of their respective suspensions.
Tim Robinson from West Sussex is in charge of this game.