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Opponent's profile - Brentford

16 October 2015

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Neil Redfearn’s first game in charge of Rotherham United sees him take the Millers to the capital to face Brentford on Saturday.

Brentford themselves have recently parted company with manager Marinus Dijkhuizen, who survived just nine games in the hotseat at Griffin Park.

Lee Carsley is now in charge of the London outfit, but has failed to take a point from either of his two games in charge so far.

In fact, Carsley is yet to see his side score a goal since becoming caretaker mamager after overseeing 2-0 defeats to Derby County and Birmingham City.

Brentford, who have only won one home game all season, are yet to keep a clean sheet in the league this season.

League position

One to watch - Toumani Diagouraga
Following the summer departures of Moses Odubajo and Andre Gray, the mantle of Brentford’s star man has fallen to midfielder Toumani Diagouraga.

The 6’2” anchorman won the Supporters’ Player of the Year award last season thanks to his no-nonsense attitude and tough tackling in the centre of the park.

If the Millers are to find a way to break down Brentford this weekend, they’ll have to find a way past the 28-year-old.

Previous encounters
Rotherham lost both encounters against the Bees last season, as a 2-0 home loss in August 2014 was followed up by a 1-0 defeat at Griffin Park on January 10, 2015.

However, the Milers won both encounters during the 2013/14 campaign.

Likely Lineup
Button; Yennaris, Dean, Tarkowski, Bidwell; Woods, Diagouraga; Vibe, Gogia, Judge; Djuricin.

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