Vital Football

Latest Rotherham United News

Millers v Blades JPT Preview

Rotherham United
vs.
Sheffield United

Don Valley Stadium

4 October 2011

7.45pm

Rotherham United take on Sheffield United this evening in the second round of the Johnstone`s Paint Trophy. The Millers had a bye in the first round while the Blades overcame Burton Albion to get to this round.

This will be the first time the teams have met in any competition since the 2004/5 season, although there have been pre-season games.

The Millers and the Blades both came out of the blocks running at the start of the season with neither side losing a league game in August. But, like the Millers, the Blades have lost three of their last six games so this competition might come as a welcome change from the League for both sides.

Vital Quotes:

Andy Scott - We want to get back to winning ways so don`t want to lose this game. Sheffield United`s game on Saturday has been called off so I would imagine that they will put a pretty strong side out.

Danny Wilson - It`s a derby game and there will be a lot of passion. We will take it very seriously because they are our local neighbours. Other clubs might see this competition as a 'pain in the backside` but my attitude is 'if it`s worth entering, it is worth winning.

Stephen Quinn - The fans have always been brilliant with me and it will be an emotional one for me.
Lee Williamson - It`s the first time I`ve played against Rotherham since I left and I`d like to think I`ll get a good reception

Rotherham United Team News:

Andy Scott will give Conrad Logan a rest for this evening`s game and Andy Warrington will return between the sticks. With a few players suffering from a knocks and niggles it will be a good opportunity to play some of the fringe players and Mark Bradley could well start. It`s also probable that, if Michael Raynes is fit, then Johnny Mullins will be rested. Former Blade Ryan Cresswell is out injured so won`t play and Troy Brown is away on international duty with Wales

Player to watch: Alex Revell

Taken over the captains armband and will want to get on the score sheet again

Sheffield United Team News:

Former Millers Lee Williamson and Stephen Quinn are expected to play some part in tonight`s game and Nick Montgomery is expected to come in after injury.

Player to watch: Stephen Quinn

Will show some trickery against his former loan side I`m sure

Ref Watch:

Gary Sutton from Lincolnshire

Next Fixtures:

The Millers are at Don Valley on Saturday, 8th October when Burton Albion are the visitors. Kick-Off is 3.00pm


Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Tuesday October 4 2011
Time: 10:02AM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Herringthorpe
Editor email
Profile
baldtobeamiller
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Who Will Win The Championship Play-Off
Suggested By:
Huddersfield Town50%
Reading49%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Rotherham United  Results (view all)

Rotherham United  Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.herringthorpe239
2.sixpence101
3.Tony Kidding44
4.Chris Maiden44
5.mos6015
6.mvmiller9
7.nogginthenog6
8.Millie Miller6
9.miller4life4
10.axholme4
Write for Vital Football