UK time is: 11:33:18
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Rotherham United vs. Burton Albion

New York Stadium

18 August 2012

3.00pm

Millers v Brewers Preview

The much awaited first league game of the season is here and the Millers entertain Burton Albion at a sold out New York Stadium this afternoon.

The Millers are the bookies favourites to get promotion and many fans are expecting nothing less from their team that finished a disappointing tenth. New manager Steve Evans has brought in ten players during the summer and with a new stadium the town of Rotherham is buzzing.

Burton finished in seventeenth place last season and will be aiming to do a lot better, although the bookies have them as one of the favourites to go down after being involved in a sixteen game winless streak at the back end of 2011/12 season.

Vital Quotes:

Steve Evans - Gary Rowett has made some good signings and we are expecting a tough game. They showed against Sheffield United that they have got a good team in place and we have to be wary of that and I expect them to be in the top seven at the end of the season.

The day is exciting for everyone and so it should be but we can't allow ourselves to get caught up in that.

Gary Rowett - We came to the New York Stadium to watch them against Sheffield United and you saw exactly what the ground was about. They've brought a lot of players in and spent a lot of money, probably pushed the boat out for our division (Ed Note - nope, we haven't). They will be very strong and it's going to be a great atmosphere and one that we can go there and really relish.

Rotherham United Team News:

The Millers will be without Dale Tonge and Nicky Hunt tomorrow but Lawrie Wilson and Gareth Evans, who both got knocks last weekend at Hull, are both fit. Steve Evans will wait and see how Kari Arnason has travelled after playing for Iceland midweek.

Player to watch: Ian Sharps

Hard working centre-half and will be relishing the fact that he's just been made skipper.

Burton Albion Team News:

Marcus Holness is definitely out for the Brewers after receiving two yellow cards in two minutes during their Cup victory over Sheffield United last weekend. Either Aaron Webster or Andy Corbett are expected to start in his place while Matt Paterson and Anthony O'Connor, who signed this week, could be in the travelling squad. Jimmy Phillips and John McGrath are both out with long term injuries but debuts could be offered to Zander Diamond, Robbie Weir, Lee Bell and Damien McCrory.

Player to watch: Billy Kee

Stocky striker who's game is built on power who scored twelve goals in twenty-four appearances for the Brewers last season.

Ref Watch:

Paul Tierney from Lancashire

Next Fixtures:

The Millers travel to Sixfields on Tuesday, 21st August to take on Northampton Town where it will be a 7.45pm kick-off




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Herringthorpe  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday August 18 2012

Time: 9:04AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

RUFC - Ref Watch v MK Dons (Thursday April 24 2014)

RUFC - Skipper Fears No-one (Thursday April 24 2014)

RUFC - Head-to-Head v MK Dons (Thursday April 24 2014)

RUFC - Miller In Team Of The Week (Wednesday April 23 2014)

RUFC - Play-Off Ticket Information (Wednesday April 23 2014)

RUFC - Millers Interested In Winger? (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Archived 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 690
2. rybel_b 688
3. sixpence 327
4. mos60 120
5. nearlyataff 47
6. MILLER NEZ 45
7. Millie Miller 42
8. mvmiller 23
9. nogginthenog 22
10. axholme 22

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Wolves 44 30 9 5 +55 99
2. Brentford 44 27 10 7 +30 91
3. Rotherham 44 23 13 8 +27 82
4. Preston 44 22 16 6 +25 82
5. Leyton Orient 44 23 11 10 +36 80
6. Peterborough 44 22 4 18 +12 70
7. Swindon 44 19 9 16 +7 66

Breaking League News

City Linked With Saddlers Striker
Coventry : 24/04/2014 11:14:00
Moxey lays down the law on Wolves outcasts
Wolves : 24/04/2014 10:17:00
RUFC - Ref Watch v MK Dons
Rotherham : 24/04/2014 09:15:00
RUFC - Skipper Fears No-one
Rotherham : 24/04/2014 09:12:00
RUFC - Head-to-Head v MK Dons
Rotherham : 24/04/2014 08:50:00
Your City Player of the Year is...
Coventry : 24/04/2014 07:47:00
Walsall Fan Speaks About Facing Legends
Walsall : 23/04/2014 20:31:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Play-Offs - Do You Want To Be At Home First Or Second?
Suggested By:  
First 34%
Second 33%
Doesn't Matter 33%