FA Cup Millers v Shrews Preview
3 December 2011
Rotherham United travel to Greenhous Meadow tomorrow to take on Shrewsbury Town in the second round of the FA Cup.
Both sides beat non-league opposition to get to this round of the Cup - the Millers beating Barrow and the Shrews beating Newport County.
Andy Scott - Shrewsbury are a good side going forward and they do attack well and defensively they are pretty strong. When we played them at Don Valley their two midfield players probably dominated our two more than any other two have in the league this year. Both sides set up to attack and both sides set-up in a similar way and I think it will be a case of who can defend the best and who takes their chances. It's a game where we are going to a top side in our league and it's always a difficult place to go and we need to be playing as well as we have been to get a decent result. But the FA Cup is a chance for the players to showcase their talents against bigger and better sides and getting into the third round is an opportunity to get a game against one of the Premiership sides and we are going to do what we can to get through.
Terry Gornell - The FA Cup's a bit different, there's been a buzz in training this week, and we're all looking forward to it. There's going to be no surprises with the opposition as there was with going to Newport in the last round. We know all about Rotherham and what they're about.
Graham Turner - It's been a good month for us and something we saw coming with the signs that it was going well in training though it's not been quite as sharp this week as I would have liked. We face a Rotherham side that are decent up front and, who I think have the best record away from home with twenty-one goals, though they've also conceded twenty-two. They will probably come here and shut up shop and hope to catch us on the break. We have had reports on them and watched them and we have to be a bit wary of their attributes, particularly their front line. If we don't progress in this competition then it's our own fault and it means we haven't dealt with their front players because we have the players capable of doing that. Home advantage gives us a good chance of getting into the third round and we'd love to do that.
Shrewsbury Town Team News:
Shrewsbury are going to be without Everton loanee James Wallace for this tie but have had better luck with West Brom who are allowing James Hurst to play. Aaron Wildig is struggling with an ankle injury and the obvious person to take over his place on the right is Lionel Ainsworth. Sean McAllister is available after injury.
Player to watch: Terry Gornell
Joined the Shrews in the summer from Accrington Stanley and has scored five goals up to now this season, one being the only goal in Shrews win over Newport that got them to the second round
Rotherham United Team News:
The Millers have been given permission for Guy Branston, Brett Williams and Sam Wood to play in this FA Cup game from their parent clubs although Notts County have refused to let defender Jon Harley play and it could be that either Branston or Tom Newey come in in his place.. Andy Scott's side have a few niggles but nothing major, apart from the long-term injured.
Player to watch: Brett Williams
On loan with the Millers from Reading and Manager, Andy Scott, has likened him to former striker, Adam Le Fondre. Scored his first senior goal last weekend and will be hungry to get more
Lee Collins from Surrey
The Millers make the long trek to Hereford for their next league game on Saturday, 10th December 2011 where it is a 3.00pm kick-off