Rotherham United travel to Glanford Park this lunchtime to take on Scunthorpe United in the first leg of the League One Play-Offs.
The Iron finished fifth in the league five points below Rotherham winning ten of their homes games last season while the Millers won ten of their away games, including the one at Glanford Park in February, although their last away game was a loss at Plymouth.
Scunthorpe Manager Nick Daws told Scunthorpe’s Official Site that he believes there is a mutual respect between the two Managers. ‘We were both players of lesser ability but had great heart and a strong work ethic and have worked really hard ourselves to remain in the game. I’ve got an immense amount of respect for him and am looking forward to working against him.
After resting players last weekend Nick Daws is expected to bring his main ‘first teamers’ back for this game. The Iron Caretaker Boss reports no new injuries.
Speaking to iFOLLOW ahead of Saturday’s game Rotherham United Manager Paul Warne spoke about his former team mate, Nick Daws, saying, ‘I met Dawsy for a coffee in the summer and who would have thought that I’d still be in a job and he’d be in the job at Scunny. Football’s a strange game. Daws, and (Andy) Dawson, are really good coaches and they’ve got all their key players back. I think he’s got his best eleven available which is great news for him, though not so great for me.
Like his former team mate, Paul Warne has no new injury worries and Joe Newell is fit after suffering a groin injury. The only problem the Millers Boss has is a good one with having more than one player fit and ready for most positions.
Referee Tim Robinson from West Sussex has been given the whistle for this play-off game with Nick Greenhaigh and James Mainwaring both from Lancashire running the line. The Fourth Official is Peter Bankes from Merseyside.