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Opposition profile - Wolves

3 December 2015

We take a look at Saturday's opponents...

Neil Redfearn’s side have the opportunity to make it three wins on the bounce as they host Wolverhampton Wanderers this weekend.

While the Millers have taken maximum points from our last two games, Wolves went through the entirety of November without picking up a victory. However, they are unbeaten in their last three games, which all ended in draws.

Kenny Jackett will have to make do without Mike Williamson, who has been recalled to Newcastle United after a short loan spell, but former Millers goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez could return after a spell on the sidelines.

Major honours
•    First Division: 1954, 1958, 1959
•    FA Cup: 1893, 1908, 1949, 1960
•    League Cup: 1974, 1980

League position
15th

One to watch – Benik Afobe
Since joining Wolves from Arsenal almost a year ago, Benik Afobe has averaged more than a goal per game for the Championship club (21 goals in 40 appearances).

The 22-year-old – who has represented England from Under-16s right the way through to Under-21 level – seems to relish playing as the lone front man, where his pace and strength has troubled many defences already this season.

His impressive form has led to reports that he could be on the move again in the New Year, but Afobe has said that the speculation “definitely won't affect me”.

Previous encounters

Rotherham got the better of Wolves in the second game of the 2014-15 season as Ryan Hall’s late strike was enough to separate the two sides. However, the return leg at Molineux ended in a 5-0 defeat, with Benik Afobe netting twice for the Midlands club.

Likely Lineup
Ikeme; Iorfa, Batth, Coady, Golbourne; McDonald, Price, Henry, Edwards, Graham; Afobe

Injuries
Kortney Hause (hamstring), Nouha Dicko (knee) Emi Martinez (thigh).

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