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Rotherham United make the trek down to Portman Road this evening to take on Ipswich Town in the hopes of keeping their fourteen unbeaten, in all competitions, run going. The Millers come into this game on the back of a three-one home win over Cambridge United with their last away game being earlier this month at Charlton which was a one-all draw.

The Tractor Boys are currently tenth in League One, eight places and ten points below Rotherham and will want to make up for a two-nil away loss against Sunderland at the weekend. Town’s last home game was a goalless draw against Oxford United.

Speaking to TWTD Ipswich centre-back George Edmundson said the loss to Sunderland will ‘galvanise’ him and his team mates. Speaking about the visitors he said,, ‘They’re a good team but they’re also very good at the other side of the game, being a bit more direct and winning second balls, and we’ve got to make sure we are up for the fight. We knew before the season had even started that Rotherham would be up there but we’re looking forward to the challenge. ‘

It could be that Paul Cook could start with Joe Pigott and/or Scott Fraser to boost the attacking options after both came off the bench on Saturday.

Millers Manager Paul Warne says he thought his team looked rusty in Saturday’s home win over Cambridge United telling Radio Sheffield that there is always room for improvement saying, ‘our work rate is excellent but I still want more.’ Going on to talk about tonight’s opposition, Warne said, ‘I like the way Cooky’s (Paul Cook) teams play. Ipswich are a new team and it’s took them time to gel but I think they have now and despite losing at the weekend they were easily the better team. We will pick an aggressive team, a team who will go out there to try and win, but it will be a big ask.’

Ollie Rathbone missed out on Saturday’s win through illness but could travel and there are no new injury worries. Michael Smith is also back in contention after serving a one match ban at the weekend.

The referee for this game is Surrey’s Gavin Ward.

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