Rotherham United - Millers v Gas Preview
UK time is: 20:22:14
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Bristol Rovers vs. Rotherham United

Memorial Stadium

22 December 2012


Millers v Gas Preview

Rotherham United travel to the Memorial Stadium tomorrow to take on Bristol Rovers who are under new management.

After sacking Mark McGhee last Saturday the Gas were quick to appoint John Ward in his place and he will take charge of his first game against the Millers. The Gas are languishing in the bottom two in the league while the Millers go into this game in fourth place just two points below third placed Cheltenham.

The Millers have won their last four away games, including a three-nil victory over League One side Notts County in the FA Cup on Tuesday night. The last time the Millers lost away from home, at Dagenham, was the same day as the last time Rovers won at home, against Chesterfield.

With Rovers shipping forty-four goals in twenty-two league games it would be doubtful that the game will be nil-nil and the Millers will be after revenge after the five-two drubbing at the Memorial last season.

Vital Quotes:

John Ward - It is a tough game, as they a very good opponent, but if we can get these players to work as hard as they possibly can and get the crowd behind us, then who knows, we could get those three points. Marcus Stewart and Shaun North are working alongside me and they both saw Rotherham play on Tuesday. They are a good side with good players, but at the same time they could come and have a bad day, and we could have a good day.

Steve Evans - We`re in for one hell of a tough game on Saturday with Bristol Rovers having a new manager. John Ward will make a big difference there. He`ll have them organised, he`ll have them disciplined and they will get forward nice and early, they`ll fight and they`ll scrap as well as giving the manager a shift. He will have had our game at Notts County analysed to a T and he`ll pick a team to deal with us but he doesn't know what we`re doing which is a bonus. From what I've heard the pitch is not good and when I get a more up-to-date report it may influence the team selection.

Bristol Rovers Team News:

Loanee Cian Bolger has returned to the club after returning to his parent club Leicester City with ligament damage in September. Matt Gill is out with a knee injury but Tom Parkes, who took a knock last week, should be fit.

Player to watch: Guy Branston

Former Miller who is on loan with City from Aldershot. Experienced centre-half and will probably have a bit of banter with the Millers fans. While on loan with the Millers Guy was sent-off in this fixture last season

Rotherham United Team News:

Steve Evans has skipper Ian Sharps back in contention after he served a one-match suspension on Tuesday night and Liam Ridehalgh is also available after his parent club Huddersfield preferred him not to be cup-tied. Dale Tonge made his come-back after injury in a reserve win mid-week but it is thought this game will be too soon for a first team start. Steve Evans has said that he will decide on his team and formation when he has word of the state of the pitch.

Player to watch: Alex Revell

Playing his socks off at the moment with little reward and will want to start finding the back of the net at the start of the Festive games

Match Facts & Stats

Ref Watch:

JAMES LININGTON from the Isle of Wight

Next Fixtures:

The Millers are at home on Boxing Day to Port Vale with what it's looking like will be a sell-out crowd. Kick-off is 3pm.

The Journalist

Writer: Herringthorpe  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday December 21 2012

Time: 7:57PM


Have Your Say

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

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Reserve Game Change (Wednesday November 25 2015)

RUFC - Ref Watch v Bristol City (Wednesday November 25 2015)

RUFC - Defender Has Ban Reduced (Tuesday November 24 2015)

RUFC - Camp To Leeds? (Tuesday November 24 2015)

RUFC - Fulham Tickets On Sale (Tuesday November 24 2015)

RUFC - Millers Looking For 'Keeper? (Tuesday November 24 2015)

RUFC - Toffolo Extends Loan (Monday November 23 2015)

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 729
2. rybel_b 703
3. sixpence 335
4. mos60 64
5. Millie Miller 30
6. mvmiller 25
7. axholme 15
8. nogginthenog 14
9. miller4life 12
10. zipadeedoodah 8

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Forest 17 4 5 8 -5 17
19. Bristol City 17 3 7 7 -9 16
20. Charlton 17 4 4 9 -11 16
21. Huddersfield 17 3 6 8 -9 15
22. MK Dons 17 4 3 10 -9 15
23. Rotherham 17 3 3 11 -15 12
24. Bolton 17 1 8 8 -13 11

Rotherham United  Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

LUFC Cardiff leading race to sign Leeds target
Leeds Utd : 25/11/2015 20:00:00
International Wanderers: Q-Z
Bolton : 25/11/2015 18:42:00
Villa's Steer Set To Return
Huddersfield : 25/11/2015 18:40:00
Derby Are Done - Clement
Derby County : 25/11/2015 18:04:00
Owls Boss Carlos Carvalhal - Forward Together!
Sheff Wed : 25/11/2015 18:00:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Which Of The Following Ex-Millers Would You Like To See Again In A Rotherham Shirt
Suggested By:  
Alfie 35%
Alan Lee 7%
Alex Revell 18%
Martin McIntosh 10%
Tony Towner 25%
Leo Fortune-West 5%