Date: 21st August 2018 at 8:20am
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Rotherham United welcome a Hull City side who are, at this early stage in the season, in the relegation zone – not that we want to talk about that with only three games gone.

Rotherham are in fifteenth having dropped down two places after losing away to Leeds United on Saturday. The Millers won their home league game in the final minute against Ipswich Town and also won last time out at the New York Stadium in the Cup against Wigan Athletic.

Paul Warne could make some changes after Saturday’s game and it could be that new boy Ryan Manning, who came off the bench at the weekend, will start perhaps instead of Matty Palmer. Warney might also be considering starting two up front and I would think that Kyle Vassell will be one of those with either Michael Smith or David Ball as his partner and Jamie Proctor starting on the bench.

The Tigers come with just one point on the board and after losing at home on Saturday to fellow promotion side Blackburn Rovers. Hull’s last two away games have also been in South Yorkshire (Hillsborough in the league and Bramall Lane in the Cup) – both were one-all draws with City going on to get the win on penalties against Sheffield United.

Stephen Kingsley is out for the Tigers after being concussed on Saturday and it looks like Jon Toral will start. Nigel Adkins will be hoping that midfielder Dan Batty will be fit although defender Reece Burke is a doubt.

I don’t think Paul Warne will be looking at where Hull City are and thinking this will be an easy game for his Millers side. It could well be that the Tigers take the ‘bull by the horns’ this evening and start to put their chances away. But, what Warne will do is set his team out for a win – I’m personally hoping that means we start with two up front.

Tonight’s referee is Jeremy Simpson from Lancashire.

 
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