Date:Saturday September 7 2013
New York Stadium
7th September 2013
Rotherham United entertain Sheffield United at the New York Stadium this afternoon in the first local league derby for some time.
The Millers go into this game on the back of an away win at Notts County which moved them up to fifth place in League One. While the Blades have lost their last two League games and are in seventeenth place, five points behind Rotherham, they will have been buoyed by a penalties win over Scunthorpe in the Johnstone's Paint Cup during the week.
The Blades will also want to show their new co-owner Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who is reported to be coming to the New York this afternoon, what he has bought into.
Steve Evans - Sheffield United are a massive club with a lot of good people there and fantastic supporters. They are blessed with a lot of good players and they have to find a style and system that will suit them. And it will be who gets a foothold in the game that will win the match but, if we score first then we'll win but if we go behind then, as we've shown a frightening amount of times since I arrived here, we never give up. We're depleted and we'll have to change the way we play a little bit and probably the style we play a little bit because we have to find the best system we can for the players we've got.
David Weir - It's been a good week in regards the investment for the club plus a good away win in the cup and now we've got a local derby. Rotherham are undefeated in the league and they deserve credit for that. I'm looking forward to the game and it will be on the pitch, not in the dugout, that the game is won.
Rotherham United are without midfielders Kari Arnason and Michael O'Connor who are both on international duty. Also out are midfielder David Worrall with defender Mark Bradley having a late fitness test but is doubtful. It could mean a re-call for Claude Davis who hasn't played since being subbed in the first game of the season at Crewe or Steve Evans could go with Pablo Mills who came off the bench at Notts County last Saturday while defender Richard Brindley could get his second start of the season. It is likely that Daniel Nardiello will play some part in the game.
Confident midfielder who likes to get forward and will have a few shots at goal
Sheffield United will be without Febian Brandy who is serving a suspension and George Long and Sean McGinty are away on international duty which could make way for new signings Florent Cuvelier and Harry Bunn (on loan from Manchester City) with Mark Howard playing in goal.
Quality defender who knows where the goal is having scored two already this season.
Andy D'Urso from Essex
The Millers welcome Oldham to the New York Stadium on Saturday, 14th September when it will be a 3.00pm kick-off
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Date:Saturday September 7 2013
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