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Rotherham United welcome Lincoln City for this re-arranged game at the New York Stadium this evening.

It’s possible for the Millers to go back to the top of League One if they get three points tonight after losing away at Fleetwood on Saturday. This is Rotherham’s first home game since New Years Day which was a two-one win against Bolton Wanderers.

Sitting in eighteenth place in the table, like the Millers, the Imps were also on the wrong end of a one-nil scoreline at the weekend when they lost at home to Cambridge United. But their last away game saw former Rotherham striker Chris Maguire get a hat-trick against Sunderland with Lincoln winning three-one at the Stadium of Light.

Speaking to Radio Sheffield ahead of this evenings clash Millers’ second in command Richie Barker said that ‘you know’ what you will get from Lincoln saying, ‘they are comfortable in possession and we had a real good game at their place in September where their goalkeeper was excellent. And that game was the start of the really good run we had so, hopefully, this might kick us on to another one.’

The Millers are expecting to have Kieran Sadlier back in contention after he missed Saturday’s game with a knock. There are a few knocks and niggles amongst some of the other players but it’s expected that Paul Warne will have a full squad to pick from.

Lincoln Manager Michael Appleton told Lincoln Manager Michael Appleton told LincolnshireLive that the Millers are the most aggressive and athletic side in the league saying, ‘In the last fifteen minutes at our place they ran all over us and we did well to hang on to get the point.  They are an efficient side and physical side.’

Michael Appleton could have another new face in before tonight’s game if all goes well in the transfer market which, could possibly, be a striker but Joe Walsh, Adam Jackson, Teddy Bishop, Liam Bridcutt and Lewis Montsma are all out with various injuries.

Andy Haines from Tyne and Wear has the whistle tonight.

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