Date:Saturday November 2 2013
New York Stadium
2nd November 2013
Rotherham United welcome Colchester United for their first visit to the New York Stadium this afternoon.
The Millers start the month of November in tenth place needing to get back to winning ways after having won just one league game last month. Steve Evans will want his team to start winning at the New York Stadium having not won at home since mid-September.
The U's are four places and four points behind Rotherham also winning just once during October. The last time Colchester won away from home was at Gillingham on the opening day of the season although they did very well last weekend winning one-nil at home against high flying Peterborough.
Steve Evans - Joe Dunne has done a great job and they are a better side than last year. I've looked at a DVD of their win over Peterborough and it could have been more than the one-nil. We've had a poor run-in lately, not in terms of form because, but for forty-five minutes against Swindon, we've been outstanding form wise, and our performances have been excellent. You know we are only two points behind the play-offs. We know how Colchester will play but we have to have confidence that we can get back to winning ways
Joe Dunne - Going into this game we have to be mentally and physically prepared to try and create what we did last Saturday but we are pretty good away from home. I'm pretty sure that Rotherham's ambition is to jump to the Championship straight away and they certainly have motivation with the management team they have there but everyone has to earn the right to get out of this league
The Millers will definitely be without skipper Craig Morgan who picked up his fifth booking on Saturday at Leyton Orient and it could be that Pablo Mills starts. It could be that Steve Evans tinkers with the forward line after loanee Matt Tubbs had a good game for the reserves in mid-week. Adam Collin should keep his place in goal after pulling off some fantastic saves last Saturday
Spent last Saturday in the stands with a one match ban so will want to come out all guns blazing this afternoon.
Joe Dunne will have defender Tom Eastman and winger Tosin Olufemi back after coming through forty-five minutes each against Great Wakering Rovers in an Essex Senior Cup game this week while Dominic Vase will also be in the squad after joining yesterday on a monthly contract. Jabo Ibehr is still out with a hip injury and loanee Daniel Pappoe has returned to Chelsea.
Much travelled powerful forward who is going through a barren spell at the moment so will want to start scoring again.
Sebastian Stockbridge from Tyne and Wear
It's FA Cup weekend next Saturday and Bradford City are the visitors in the first round proper at the New York Stadium. Kick-off is 3.00pm
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Date:Saturday November 2 2013
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