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PREVIEW | Rotherham v Shrewsbury Town

20 September 2019

Following an important draw away at Sunderland on Tuesday, Rotherham United are hosts to Shrewsbury Town this weekend at the AESSEAL New York Stadium. You can find all of the key information ahead of the clash below...

Fixture: Rotherham United V Shrewsbury Town
Competition: Sky Bet League One
Date: Saturday 21st  September 2019
Kick-Off: 15:00
Venue: ASSEAL New York Stadium
Referee: C Boyeson

 

Rotherham United

Form: WLDLWD
League Position: 14th
Top Scorer: Freddie Ladapo (4 goals)

Rotherham United will be looking to return to winning ways and go unbeaten in three games this weekend when they welcome Shrewsbury Town to South Yorkshire.

Paul Warne has revealed that there are no fresh injury concerns ahead of the match, but Kyle Vassell is set to miss out after a setback in his recovery from a muscular injury.

Trevor Clarke, Chiedozie Ogbene and Adam Thompson are all continuing with their rehabilitation, but Billy Jones is now fully fit and available for selection. 

 

Shrewsbury Town

Form: DLLDW
League Position: 13th
Top Scorer: Jason Cummings (2 goals)

Shrewsbury Town will be looking to make it two wins in two following the victory against Southend United. The visitors are one place above the Millers in the league table, currently in 13th spot.

Sam Ricketts and his side will be looking for revenge after being thrashed in the Carabao Cup against Rotherham at the start of the season, with that coming in the form of a 4-0 defeat at home.

Ricketts has a full squad to work with for the trip to Rotherham on Saturday, with no fresh injury concerns, and a good feeling around the squad. Ricketts could have players returning from injury for the side this weekend too.

 

One to watch: Jason Cummings

Striker Jason Cummings is the one to keep an eye out for this afternoon. The former Hibs striker has had a difficult pre-season, meaning he’s had to wait patiently for his Shrewsbury Town debut but he quickly showed what he’s capable of in front of goal.

If Cummings features this weekend, the 24-year-old will be a difficult one to handle for the Rotherham United defence.

Another man that the Millers will need to keep an eye on is Callum Lang, a goal scoring threat for the away side after signing on loan from Wigan Athletic.

 

Talk

Paul Warne: "I do have to state that the Shrewsbury team we will come up against on Saturday will be completely different to the one that we faced in the Carabao Cup, and we've made that point to the lads.

"We can't go into it thinking that, because we were impressive at their place and won comfortably, that it's going to happen again. It's a whole new test.

Sam Ricketts: "It will be a hard game. They are a good side. We played them earlier in the cup albeit without a full-strength squad. What you can see is they are a side with a lot of championship quality as they were playing there last year.

“They have a lot of good stuff about their game so it should be a really good game, it's quite interesting, we've played a game more but they are slightly below us in the league."

 

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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