Rotherham United travel to top of the table Wigan today for what will be the twenty-eighth league meeting between the two.
Last time out Wigan were four-one winners at relegation contenders Rochdale while the Millers beat Fleetwood three-two at the New York Stadium.
Rotherham’s last away game saw them lose at Charlton with Wigan’s last home game seeing them score five of the six goals against MK Dons.
Wigan Manager Paul Cook says that ‘at one time this season they (Rotherham) were playing so well that they looked like they could genuinely force their way into the top two but they will be in the play-offs and, in my opinion, that’s a great success for Paul (Warne) and his staff.
After limping off in Tuesday nights win Wigan will give a late fitness test to Nick Powell. James Vaughan replaced him and could start this afternoon.
Rotherham United Manager Paul Warne says he believes that ‘Wigan are the outstanding team of the league but that doesn’t mean we won’t go there toe-to-toe and try and get something. There aren’t many games we haven’t scored in and I think Wigan will give us a lot of respect. It will be a tough game but we will be looking forward to the game.’
The Millers won’t rush Joe Mattock back and, in fact, he could be out for another ten days so Ben Purrington will keep his place. Apart from that, and the long term injured, the Millers are looking fighting fit going into this game.
The referee this afternoon is Christopher Sarginson from Staffordshire who was last in charge of a Millers game in September.
Kick-off at the DW Stadium is 3.00pm and Millers fans can buy tickets at the away turnstiles although it is CASH only.