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Millers host MK Dons on opening day

17 June 2015

Millers kick off against MK and end the season at Hull City's KC Stadium...

The Millers kick off their 2015/16 Sky Bet Championship campaign against the newly promoted MK Dons at AESSEAL New York Stadium on August 8th.

Steve Evans’ men welcome the Dons to South Yorkshire as the curtain raises ahead of the Millers’ second consecutive term in the Sky Bet Championship.

The Millers boss was unable to hide his delight at being handed a home tie to kick off the new season and also took time to compliment the Dons' progress in recent years.

"I think we all wanted to be at home to start off with after being on the road on all the key dates last season," he explained.

"The most important thing is that we kick off at AESSEAL New York Stadium and it’s always nice to welcome any club.

"MK Dons have worked really hard for five or six years and under Karl Robinson have climbed up to the Championship so it’s a massive day for them," he continued.

"It’s interesting that our first two home games are against two newly promoted teams in MK Dons and Preston which are great occasions and we kick off with two good games on the road against Nottingham Forest and Queens Park Rangers as well.


"They’re great fixtures to start off with from that point of view but every one in the Championship is a great fixture."

The Millers will then close their season with a Yorkshire derby against Hull City at the KC Stadium.

In line with every other Sky Bet Championship fixture on the day the Millers will kick off at 12:30 on Saturday 7th May.

The last time the two sides met was in the Capital One Cup First Round when the game ended in a 1-1 draw courtesy of goals from Aaron McLean and Lionel Ainsworth and needed a penalty shooutout to separate the sides.

Millers' boss Evans is relishing the opportunity of another all-Yorkshire clash to sign off the Sky Bet Championship season.

"It’s a Yorkshire derby to finish and we had that last year. It wasn’t the best game in terms of a spectacle on the pitch at Elland Road but the occasion to see one of their biggest crowds of the season was fantastic," he enthused

"There was a strong following of Millers which I’m sure will be the case again on the final day of the 2015/16 campaign."

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