Rotherham United | Millers v Alex Preview
UK time is: 00:22:47
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Crewe Alexandra vs. Rotherham United

Gresty Road

16 August 2011

7.45pm

Millers v Alex Preview

Top of the league, Rotherham United, travel to next to bottom Crewe Alexandra this evening in a hope of getting their third league win on the trot.
The Millers beat Oxford United in their first game this season at Don Valley followed by a good four-one win away at Plymouth Argyle on Saturday while the Alex have yet to get a point from their games.
Of course, we all know it's only the start of the season but the Millers have started really well with their eight new players seeming to gel immediately while Dario Gradi's side haven't quite done that yet - but there is time.

Vital Quotes:


Dario Gradi - We've got some talented though inexperienced players and we could probably do with a bit more physic. It's a surprise that Le Fondre is still with Rotherham because I thought he would have gone by now (with a bit of luck he'll go today!) And they have Gareth Evans up front and, if we'd not been in a higher league, we wouldn't have let him go, before he made his league debut.
Andy Scott - Crewe have some creative players and they have two centre-halves who can attack the ball well from set-pieces. They`ve got lads who have got individual skills so we shall have to make sure that we are solid and give them little time on the ball.

Crewe Alexandra Team News:

Crewe could be without Matt Tootle again with Carl Martin likely to be at left back. Apart from the Dario Gradi said that, although there won't be any dramatic changes, he will freshen things up a bit

Player to watch: David Artell

The former Miller is making his four hundredth professional appearance this evening and will want to do well against the team where his career started

Rotherham United Team News:

There are no fresh injuries ahead of tonight`s game, though both Michael Raynes and Ryan Cresswell took blows to the face on Saturday against Plymouth but both are thought to be fine. It could be that Scott changes a couple of things and Ben Pringle and Chris Holroyd will be hoping for a start.

Player to watch: Adam Le Fondre

After having a good game and scoring two on Saturday Alfie will want more of the same tonight

Ref Watch:

Paul Tierney from Lancashire

Next Fixtures:

The Millers entertain Barnet at Don Valley on Saturday with a 3.00pm kick-off


The Journalist

Writer: Herringthorpe  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 16 2011

Time: 2:38PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Warne Disappointed For Fans (Saturday December 3 2016)

Millers Go For A Burton (Saturday December 3 2016)

Millers v Brewers Preview (Saturday December 3 2016)

FA Cup Ball Numbers Known (3/12/16) (Saturday December 3 2016)

Archived Rotherham United Articles

List All Vital Rotherham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. herringthorpe 62
2. sixpence 36
3. Marky79 17
4. mos60 12
5. mvmiller 6
6. miller4life 5
7. nogginthenog 3

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Barnsley 18 6 4 8 0 22
19. Burton 18 4 7 7 -5 19
20. Blackburn 17 5 3 9 -7 18
21. Cardiff 18 5 3 10 -12 18
22. Wolves 17 4 5 8 -4 17
23. Wigan 17 3 6 8 -5 15
24. Rotherham 17 1 4 12 -24 7

Rotherham United  Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Owls Owner Dejphon Chansiri Issues Message To Fans
Sheff Wed : 04/12/2016 20:24:00
Match Report: Blackburn 1-1 Huddersfield
Huddersfield : 04/12/2016 18:53:01
Cathro To Complete Move Away?
Newcastle : 04/12/2016 17:56:01
Forest Fall Out Continues
Newcastle : 04/12/2016 17:09:00
LUFC Leeds United v Aston Villa - Match Highlights
Leeds Utd : 04/12/2016 16:00:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who Would You Like As Next Rotherham Manager
Suggested By:  
Ronnie Moore 19%
Tony Mowbray 4%
The Neville Brothers 1%
Stevie Gerard 6%
Keith Hill 12%
Kevin Blackwell 40%
Other 18%