Preview: Rotherham v Gillingham

Steve Lovell goes after back-to-back away wins at Rotherham.


Sky Bet League 1

The AESSEAL New York Stadium

Saturday October 28

Kick-off, 3pm

Team News:

Steve Lovell welcomes Luke O’Neill back into his squad after overcoming a hamstring problem. Alex Lacey (knee) and Ben Nugent (foot) will be out for another two weeks.

Scott Wagstaff (calf), Mark Byrne (hamstring) and Bradley Garmston (calf) are all available.

As for Rotherham they could welcome back Darren Potter to their match squad after recovering from a heel injury. Will Vaulks misses out through suspension while Lee Frecklington is also absent (back).

Manager Comments:

Steve Lovell - “They are a free scoring team but hopefully we can stop that and get at them at the other end and that’s, again, something we’ve been working on.

“I will be looking more at what we can do rather than what they can do; that’s what the approach has been.”

Paul Warne - “I think they've improved under the caretaker.

“They've picked up. Obviously the most notable one for me was winning away at Peterborough. We didn't win there and they've done well.

“They played Northampton and only narrowly lost to them 2-1 and we beat them but it was a tough, tough game for us.”

We’ve met before:

The clubs haven’t met for three-and-a-half years; the last fixture taking place in April 2014 when a second half hat-trick from Tom Hitchcock helped Rotherham to a 4-3 win over Gills at Priestfield.

Bradley Dack had put the hosts 3-2 up, with Myles Weston and Bayo Akinfenwa having scored earlier in the game, but Hitchcock netted twice in the closing stages to snatch all three points.

In total the teams have clashed on 56 occasions; Gills edge the head-to-head statistics with 23 wins to 18.


Rotherham win – 8/15

Draw – 100/30

Gills win – 9/4

Special: Lee Martin to score first in a 2-2 draw – 155/1.

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