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PREVIEW | Millers v Doncaster Rovers

8 October 2019

After thumping Coventry City 4-0 at the weekend in the league, Rotherham United’s attention now turns to the South Yorkshire derby in the Leasing.com Trophy, and you can see all of the key information ahead of the match here…

Fixture: Rotherham United V Doncaster Rovers
Competition: Leasing.com Trophy
Date: Tuesday 8th October
Kick-Off: 7:00pm
Venue: AESSEAL New York Stadium
Referee: M Edwards

If the match is level after 90 minutes both teams will win one point and there will be a penalty shootout, with the winner of that gaining an extra point.

Rotherham United

Form: LWDDLW
League Position: 13th 
Leasing.com Trophy: 3rd                                                                                        
Top Scorer: Freddie Ladapo (4 goals)

Paul Warne will be aiming to take the recent result in the league into tuesday night’s Leasing.com Trophy tie against Doncaster Rovers.

The Millers have played one match so far in the competition and unfortunately it ended in defeat Manchester United U21’s, thanks to two goals inside a five-minute period in the second half from Ethan Laird and Largie Ramazani.

With no international call-ups this week, Warne has a lot of choices for the visit of Doncaster to the AESSEAL New York Stadium.

Julien Lamy is looking like he will get a chance to play, whilst the likes of Freddie Ladapo, Shaun MacDonald and Carlton Morris could also feature.

Doncaster Rovers

Form:  WDLWDL
League Position: 10th 
Leasing.com Trophy: 2nd
Top Scorer: James Coppinger (3 goals)

Tuesday's visitors Doncaster hit a stumbling block at the weekend after an impressive start to the Sky Bet League One campaign, as they suffered a late defeat at home to Portsmouth.

Darren Moore’s side had only suffered one defeat before last weekend, and will be looking to put that right as he and his Rovers side travel across to Rotherham.

One to watch: Kwame Thomas

The 24-year old who has just joined the club on a short term deal could be one to keep an eye on, although there is no clues as to what kind of team Moore will field.

Thomas signed for the club on Friday, and had no involvement with the squad in the league match against Portsmouth, so this could potentially be Thomas’ debut for Donny.

The striker has played for England in a number of different age categories as well as making appearances for the likes of Derby County, Notts County, Blackpool and Coventry City, before moving to the Keepmoat Stadium.

Talk

Paul Warne: "I have got some very good senior pros who need some game time, I will shuffle the pack and give opportunities to other people, to come and play and press and show why they should be in the team.

“Everyone has an opportunity to impress, but especially in a home game and even more so, a local derby, so to speak.

We want to try and win the game, we won’t go weak, but I am looking at the game in a different light.”

Darren Moore: “We have got a development squad here now and it is time for those players now, they are the next group away from the first team.

“It is times like this when they have the opportunity to stake a claim and show their progress.”

Coverage

iFollow will be providing full 90-minute commentary from the match, whilst the Rotherham United Twitter and Facebook feeds will be providing live updates for the entirety.

Reaction will be available on the official website post-match, as well as on YouTube, iFollow and social media.

 

 


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