Rotherham United welcome Nottingham Forest to the New York Stadium this afternoon in a game where both sides want all three points but for different reasons.
The Millers will be hoping for the win in a hope it will aid them to climb nearer safety in the Championship while Forest want the points to steer them up the table towards the play-off positions.
Rotherham’s last home game was a defeat against a Norwich City side who we feel would only have themselves to blame if they don’t get promoted while Forest’s last away game saw them get a point at Portman Road against Ipswich Town.
Speaking about the Forest team, Millers Manager Paul Warne told iFOLLOW that Saturday’s opposition have a ‘real energy throughout the team and they like to attack. It will be a tough game but we will go into the game with a real confidence that we can get all three points.’
The Millers will have Will Vaulks back in contention after his suspension although Joe Mattock, who should have been back, has fallen ill so it will be a late decision on the defender. Michael Smith, who missed out due to illness last week, is back and Clark Robertson might make the squad after being out with a hamstring injury. Zak Vyner is a doubt.
Forest Manager Martin O’Neill is wary of Rotherham saying, ‘They are fighting for their lives.’ He told their Official Site, ‘At home they (Rotherham) are a strong proposition but we know we have to try and win the game to stay in contention. We are positive but it won’t be easy.’
Sam Byram, Michael Dawson, Tobias Figueiredo and Michael Hefele are all sidelined for Forest but former Miller Lewis Grabban will be hoping for a start after coming back last week after a five week absence.
This game sees referee Stephen Martin from Staffordshire in the middle.
Rotherham United are dedicating this game to the Kick It Out Campaign.