Date: 31st December 2017 at 8:12pm
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A few facts and figures of previous games between the Millers and Rovers . . . .

Rotherham United welcome Blackburn Rovers for their fourth visit to the New York Stadium.

The Millers and Rovers have met thirty-five times before in the league with Blackburn winning nineteen of those to Rotherham’s eleven.

The game at the New York Stadium last season was a one-all draw with Jon Taylor scoring for the Millers at the start of the second half but an own goal from Stephen Kelly five minutes from time gave Rovers a point.

The season before the game at the New York Stadium was sorted out by a goal on six minutes from Shane Duffy seeing the visitors take all three points.

The first time the pair met at the New York Stadium was at the end of September 2014. Kari Arnason opened the scoring on five minutes with Luciano Becchio making it two just after the half hour mark which gave all three points to the hosts. Booked that day for the Millers was Lee Frecklington with Rovers having Grant Hanley, Shane Duffy and Cory Evans booked.

Before that the last tie the two met was in Division Two in May 1983 at Millmoor when a hat-trick from John Seasman gave the Millers a three-one victory.

The last time Rovers were victorious at Millmoor was in February 1980 when both sides were in Division Three. Blackburn won the game three-one with Richard Finney the scorer of the Millers goal.

The two first met at Millmoor in November 1951 when the Millers won three-nil with goals from Jack Shaw (2) and Charlie Tomlinson.

Earlier this season at Ewood Park goals from Marcus Antonsson and Harrison Chapman gave the hosts all three points.

League Games – Millers v Rovers
League One
26.09.2017 Blackburn 2-0 Rotherham
Championship
11.02.2017 Rotherham 1-1 Blackburn
17.09.2016 Blackburn 4-2 Rotherham
30.04.2016 Rotherham 0-1 Blackburn
11.12.2015 Blackburn 1-0 Rotherham
10.02.2015 Blackburn 2-1 Rotherham
30.09.2014 Rotherham 2-0 Blackburn
Division Two
07.05.1983 Rotherham 3-1 Blackburn
18.12.1982 Blackburn 3-0 Rotherham
08.05.1982 Rotherham 4-1 Blackburn
23.01.1982 Blackburn 2-0 Rotherham

Division Three
05.02.1980 Rotherham 1-3 Blackburn
29.09.1979 Blackburn 0-3 Rotherham
20.04.1973 Blackburn 2-1 Rotherham
23.12.1972 Rotherham 1-1 Blackburn
16.10.1971 Rotherham 2-1 Blackburn
14.08.1971 Blackburn 2-1 Rotherham

Division Two
04.05.1968 Rotherham 1-0 Blackburn
09.12.1967 Blackburn 3-1 Rotherham
06.04.1967 Blackburn 1-1 Rotherham
10.12.1966 Rotherham 2-1 Blackburn
05.04.1958 Blackburn 5-0 Rotherham
12.10.1957 Rotherham 1-2 Blackburn
29.12.1956 Blackburn 3-2 Rotherham
01.09.1956 Rotherham 0-2 Blackburn
30.04.1956 Blackburn 3-1 Rotherham
19.11.1955 Rotherham 3-2 Blackburn
12.03.1955 Rotherham 5-1 Blackburn
23.10.1954 Blackburn 4-1 Rotherham
12.12.1953 Blackburn 3-0 Rotherham
20.08.1953 Rotherham 1-4 Blackburn
14.03.1953 Rotherham 0-0 Blackburn
25.09.1952 Blackburn 0-1 Rotherham
22.03.1952 Blackburn 1-1 Rotherham
03.11.1951 Rotherham 3-0 Blackburn