Rotherham United make their thirtieth visit to Home Park this afternoon to take on Plymouth Argyle.
With the Millers already securing a place in the play-offs Plymouth, who are one place below the top six, are hoping to do the same.
Argyle’s last home game was a goalless draw with Portsmouth in mid-April with their last win at Home Park being the week before when Peterborough United were in town. Rotherham won their last away game which was a Tuesday night at Gillingham.
Speaking ahead of this afternoon’s game Plymouth Manager Derek Adams told the Official Site, ‘We have had a very good season and we want to continue that. We have a home game against Rotherham, a team who have already booked themselves into the play off positions and we will have a near capacity crowd to enjoy the last home game before the play off games.’
Former Millers Ryan Taylor, who has missed the last three games with an ankle injury, and Lionel Ainsworth who had to come off with a hamstring problem on Tuesday night are both hoping to play some part this afternoon but both Moses Makasi and Paul Paton won’t play again this season.
Rotherham United Manager Paul Warne is pleased that his team are already in the play-offs so can relax a little. ‘Potentially we could play Plymouth in the play-offs,’ the Millers Boss said, ‘so I want to go there and perform to our max. I think it will be a great game. They need a win and we’ve no reason to go there and play for anything less than a win. I think it will be a great game for the neutral.
There could be changes this afternoon although Paul Warne would like to play some of his ‘key’ players in the game at Home Park but perhaps only play them for part of the game. We might see a couple of the fringe players get some game time with the likes of David Ball, Jerry Yates and Shaun Cummings playing some part. Matty Palmer went off on Saturday suffering from a head injury but should be OK, likewise Richard Wood who suffers a head injury every week. Joe Mattock could get some time on the pitch after being out a couple of weeks with an injury and Darren Potter, who has been out since Christmas, has been told to ‘be ready’ when needed. Whoever plays will be under no illusion that they are going out to win.
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The man in charge of this afternoons game is Darren Handley. To read Vital Rotherham’s Ref Watch Click Here
The Millers last scheduled game of the season is on Saturday, 5th May when Blackpool are the visitors to the New York Stadium. Kick-off is 5.30pm.