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Rotherham United vs. Stevenage

New York Stadium

3 November 2012


Millers v 'Boro Preview

Rotherham United play their first ever FA Cup game at the New York Stadium this afternoon when Stevenage are the visitors in the first round.

Having had three straight win in a row the Millers are in the play-off places in League Two while Stevenage are sitting pretty in fourth place in League One although they come into this game on the back of a four-nil loss at home to Swindon Town.

Gary Smith took over as manager to the Boro' in January this year and before that was in charge of American side Colorado Rapids. As a midfielder Gary came through the Fulham Youth Academy but after just one first team appearance for the first team he went to play for Colchester United for a season. He then went on to play for Enfield, Wycombe, Welling United, Barnet and Aylesbury United before injuries forced him into retiring at the early age of twenty-seven.

The Millers go into this game with the best home record in League Two having won six and lost two in their last eight games and scoring sixteen goals

Vital Quotes:

Steve Evans - Stevenage are an excellent side and I think they will be in the Championship at the end of the season. Gary Smith has signed some top players and it's a top side we are playing and it will be the one and only time we will be the underdogs at home.

Gary Smith - Saturday is a great opportunity for us to get back on track but it will be a very, very tough game and we won't be taking Rotherham lightly. They've got strength in depth and will be one of the challengers for promotion. Our soul aim is to be in the draw on Sunday.

Rotherham United Team News:

Andy Warrington will make his fourth consecutive game in goal with Scott Shearer out injured. The Millers will be without Lionel Ainsworth and Dale Tonge who were both injured last weekend while David Noble has an ankle injury which could keep him sidelined for another two weeks. Daniel Nardiello is a slight doubt but there is some good news with loanees Lee Frecklington, Josh Morris and Jamie Devitt being allowed to play by their parent clubs. Nicky Hunt could make his first start since the loss to Southend last month while Mark Bradley came on for the injured Tonge last Saturday so could get a start.

Player to watch: Kari Arnason

Thought he'd opened his scoring for the Millers last Saturday against his former club but the goal wasn't given so will be hoping to put one in the net against higher opposition.

Stevenage Team News:

Midfielder Greg Tansey will is definitely out serving a one-match ban but James Dunne is available after his suspension. Lucas Akins came off the subs bench and impressed last week so could be pushing for a start. Gary Smith could make a few changes after the four-nil defeat last weekend and Lee Hills and Andy Iro could make their debuts and Patrick Agyemang could be handed a start after playing the second half last weekend.

Player to watch: Darius Charles

Defender who can play in an attacking role. Always gives one hundred per cent wherever he's deployed on the pitch.

Ref Watch:

Eddie Ilderton from Tyne & Wear

Next Fixtures:

The Millers make their first ever trip to play Fleetwood on Tuesday where it is a 7.45pm kick-off

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