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Rotherham United travel to the Abbey Stadium for the last game before Christmas top of the League One table to take on sixteenth placed Cambridge United.

Cambridge come into this game on the back of two away games, the first one they won five-nil against Cheltenham Town but lost two-nil at Charlton last weekend. Their last home league game was also a loss when Sunderland beat them two-one.

Meanwhile the Millers will be looking to build on their twenty games without defeat after home wins over Gillingham and Burton Albion, the last away game being a goalless draw at Oxford.

U’s Manager Mark Bonner thinks it’s a ‘bit strange’ playing the Millers just a few weeks after they met at the New York Stadium telling Cambridgeshire Live, ‘The fixtures fall at a funny time but  there are more weeks in this end of the year than there is in 2022 and they are possibly trying to regionalise the Boxing Day fixtures a little bit more so it kind of makes sense, but it’s just unusual. And because we played them not so long ago we know their strengths. It’s one to look forward too but we know it’s a tough game, and we’ll have to give the best version of ourselves at the weekend.’

Cambridge are expected to be without Shilow Tracey and Lloyd Jones while Wes Hoolahan remains a doubt.

Speaking to Radio Sheffield Millers Manager Paul Warne said that he’d shown the players the problems that Cambridge caused them at the New York Stadium. ‘After that game I remember thinking they were one of the toughest teams we’d faced, I was really impressed with them. They are a confident footballing side who are a good home team and will ask us a lot of questions.’

Rotherham are looking to be without Mickel Miller who pulled out before last Saturday’s game but Wes Harding, who was absent due to illness looks to be fit to travel. There could be back room staff missing as a ‘couple’ have tested positive for Covid.

The man with the whistle for this game is Trevor Kettle from Rutland.

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