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Millers v Pompey Preview

Rotherham United
vs.
Portsmouth

New York Stadium

20 January 2018

3.00pm

Rotherham United welcome Portsmouth to their first visit to the New York Stadium this afternoon and sees Kenny Jackett's first return since leaving after just thirty-nine games in November 2017.

Coming into this game Pompey are one place and one point ahead of Rotherham in League One, although the hosts do have a better goal difference.

The Millers last home game, on New Years Day, ended in a one-all draw with Blackburn Rovers with their last win at the New York Stadium coming in December against MK Dons.

Portsmouth's last away win was the first league game of December when they came away with all three points from Charlton while their last away game saw them lose out at Bristol Rovers.

Vital Quotes:

Rotherham United welcome Portsmouth to their first visit to the New York Stadium this afternoon and sees Kenny Jackett's first return since leaving after just thirty-nine games in November 2017.

Coming into this game Pompey are one place and one point ahead of Rotherham in League One, although the hosts do have a better goal difference.

The Millers last home game, on New Years Day, ended in a one-all draw with Blackburn Rovers with their last win at the New York Stadium coming in December against MK Dons.

Portsmouth's last away win was the first league game of December when they came away with all three points from Charlton while their last away game saw them lose out at Bristol Rovers.

Rotherham United Team News:

Darren Potter is still sidelined but Jon Taylor, who was an unused sub last weekend, should get some game time. Michael Smith could get his first start after coming on as a sub at Oldham.

Player to watch: Ryan Williams

Was with today's visitors as a Youth playing a handful of first team games before moving on. Would like to score again this afternoon

Portsmouth Team News:

Pompey will be without former Miller Gareth Evans who is still suffering from a hamstring injury and Stuart O'Keefe is also missing after an op on a groin problem. Kenny Jackett will also be without Brandon Haunstrup, Milan Lalkovic, Danny Rose and Jack Whatmough all through injury.

Player to watch: Brett Pitman

Joined Pompey in the summer and is top scorer on thirteen

Match Facts & Stats

Click Here to read Vital Rotherham's Head-to-Head v Pompey

Ref Watch:

Robert Jones from Merseyside Click Here to read Vital Rotherham's Ref Watch v Pompey

Next Fixtures:

The Millers are at home again on Tuesday night (23 January) when the re-arranged game against Bradford City will take place. Kick-off is 7.45pm


Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Friday January 19 2018
Time: 10:55PM

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