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PREVIEW | Millers v Bolton

13 September 2019

Rotherham United welcome Keith Hill and his Bolton Wanderers team to the AESSEAL New York Stadium this weekend, as the Millers look to get back on track following the defeat against Doncaster Rovers last time out. You can find all of the key information ahead of the clash below.

Fixture: Rotherham United V Bolton Wanderers
Competition: Sky Bet League One
Date: Saturday 14th  September 2019
Kick-Off: 3:00pm
Venue: AESSEAL New York Stadium
Referee: S Stockbridge

 

Rotherham United

Form: LWWLDL
League Position: 15th
Top Scorer: Freddie Ladapo (2 goals)

After late defeat to Doncaster Rovers last weekend, Paul Warne’s next task is to prepare his side for the visit of Bolton Wanderers, in what will be the first league match since the Trotters were taken over by new owners, and the debut for a host of deadline day signings and their new boss in Keith Hill.

Daniel Iversen is available for selection again after missing the clash against Doncaster last weekend due to international duty with Denmark.

Shaun MacDonald will be a doubt after not training with the squad for most of the week, after being forced off at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Vassell will miss out this weekend, but Warne expects the striker to be back in action next weekend. Julien Lamy is still some way from being match fit, with the manager insisting the summer signing needs a few more weeks of training under his belt.

 

Bolton Wanderers

Form: DLLLLD
League Position: 23rd
Top Scorer: Ronan Darcy (1 goal)

Despite the league table telling one story, there is huge optimism about Bolton Wanderers as they return to action with a freshly formed squad of players, for the first league clash since the takeover of the club, saving them from possible liquidation and an exit out of the English Football League.

With a new manager in Keith Hill,  a number of new signings and a sell-out away crowd, Bolton will be coming to South Yorkshire this weekend with a point to prove.

One player who will not feature is new signing Joe Bunney after he was involved in a road traffic accident, suffering broken ribs and a broken collarbone. 

One to watch: Daryl Murphy

Despite Keith Hill not giving anything away about team selection, all eyes have to be on Daryl Murphy.

The striker joined Wanderers following the takeover of the club alongside eight other new faces, and he will be vital in the challenge of surviving in League One this season. The forward man has joined on a permanent basis following his release from Nottingham Forest.

Murphy is an international for the Republic of Ireland and is looking likely to feature against the Millers on Saturday.

 

Talk

Paul Warne: “It is a difficult one for us because, what has happened at Bolton is great, they survived and have bought nine or ten very good players. They have had two weeks to prepare for this game.”

“I have absolutely no idea about how they are going to play, what system they are going to play, we have had no opportunity to watch them.   

“It is essential that everyone gets behind the lads and hopefully we can get our first home win of the season."

Keith Hill: “We have had a good couple of weeks training, preparing the players, we have an unbelievable support considering that there away allocation of tickets has been sold out.

“I am looking forward to leading out my home town club, but we are there for business, against Rotherham, a good side, we are away from home, we are looking forward to the challenge."

 

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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