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PREVIEW | Dons v Millers

16 October 2017

Dons v Millers preview...

The Millers travel to AFC Wimbledon in midweek having beaten Scunthorpe United 2-0 on Saturday afternoon at AESSEAL New York Stadium.

The Millers will be looking to make it back-to-back wins on the road after their triumph at Rochdale, with their impressive run of late seeing them rise up to fourth in the League One table.

Last Time Out

The Millers

Rotherham are coming into this game off the back of an impressive 2-0 home win against Scunthorpe United on Saturday afternoon thanks to goals from Will Vaulks and Kieffer Moore.

The Millers took the lead in the 31st minute, after Vaulks found space 25 yards from goal, and unleashed a rocket into the top corner following a corner routine straight off the training ground.

Scunthorpe almost came back into the game when Conor Townsend’s curling effort from 25 yards hit the outside of the post before dropping in front of goal to Paddy Madden, who was denied by a brave block from Richard Wood.

Kieffer Moore then made sure of the win in the 71st minute, scoring at the back post, after some magic from David Ball saw him weave his way to the byline before leaving his strike partner with a tap in.


AFC Wimbledon will be in buoyant mood ahead of this fixture following a 1-0 away victory at Northampton Town at the weekend.

George Long was called into action as he tipped a venomous drive by Daniel Powell over the crossbar in what was otherwise an uneventful first half at Sixfields.

The only goal of the game came in the 61st minute, after a mishap in the Northampton defence resulted in Harry Forrester winning the ball and driving towards goal and putting the ball into the corner of the net.

Ones to Watch

Goalkeeper George Long has played in every minute in every league game so far for AFC Wimbledon so far this season.

The 23 year old goalkeeper joined on loan for the season from Sheffield United and has impressed since doing so. Long has also been on loan at the likes of Oxford United and Motherwell recently.

The goalkeeper has a fairly impressive 76.7% save ratio so far this season, so the Millers will be hoping they can do some damage to that record come Tuesday night.

The goalkeeper has kept four clean sheets so far this season.

Head to Head

The last meeting between the two sides was in the 2012/13 season as the two sides played out the fixture in Sky Bet League Two.

The Millers finished 11th in this campaign, whereas AFC Wimbledon finished 16th.

The first meeting between the sides was on 15th December 2012, with Rotherham winning at Wimbledon 1-0, thanks to a Kieran Agard header.

The second meeting between the two sides also finished 1-0. This time the game winner was Alex Revell, also with a header.

Injury News

In a post match interview after the Scunthorpe game, manager Paul Warne said “We might have to freshen up one or two,” after his players gave their all to get a result on Saturday. This is after the gaffer said that there were a lot of tired bodies in the dressing room after Saturday’s game.

Darren Potter and Lee Frecklington both missed Saturday’s win through injury.

Manager Paul Warne has said that both look set to miss Tuesday’s game, however, could be involved for the weekend’s trip to Oxford United.

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