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Preview | Rotherham United v Gillingham

Steve Evans could welcome back David Tutonda and Rhys Bennett to his matchday squad for the trip to his former club.

7 December 2021

Match Previews

Preview | Rotherham United v Gillingham

Steve Evans could welcome back David Tutonda and Rhys Bennett to his matchday squad for the trip to his former club.

7 December 2021

Gills make the trip to South Yorkshire to take on the league leaders, Rotherham United.

Rotherham United v Gillingham

Sky Bet League One

AESSEAL New York Stadium

Tuesday December 7th

Kick-Off, 7.45pm


Team News:

Steve Evans is hopeful that David Tutonda and Rhys Bennett will feature in the match squad, having participated in training over the weekend. There will be a player missing for the game due to COVID.

Paul Warne confirmed that Shane Ferguson will be fit for Tuesday’s game, however Richard Wood could miss the game as he awaits the results from his scan.

Apart from that, Rotherham will come into the game with no other injury concerns as they look to remain top of the League 1 table.


Manager Comments:

Steve Evans - "Rotherham have depth in every position.

"Warney [Paul Warne] and his staff are doing a great job. It's our toughest game of the season.

"We need to go there and be prepared for a tough night."


Paul Warne - “It is another home game against a team who have been on the wrong end of some bad fortune of late.

“I think they played really well against Portsmouth and were unfortunate to lose in the end. I look forward to the game and hopefully we can get more points on the board against another tough team.”

Recent Form:

Gillingham- LLLLD

A last-minute own goal in the club’s last match against Portsmouth saw the visitors steal all three points. Gills will be hoping for a repeat of their last visit to one of the relegated Championship clubs as they managed to walk away from Hillsborough with a hard-earned point. Vadaine Oliver put Steve Evans’ side in front at Sheffield Wednesday, but Florian Kamberi scored with just 15 minutes remaining as the score ended 1-1.

Rotherham United- WD(won on pens)DWW

The Millers progressed to the third round of the FA Cup as they beat Stockport County on Friday night. Michael Smith’s goal on the stroke of half-time proved to be the winner. The win stretched Rotherham’s unbeaten run to 18 games in all competitions, with their last defeat coming to Fleetwood in September.

Paul Warne’s side currently sits on top of League One on goal difference with 38 points after 19 games. Their last league game ended goalless against Oxford at the Kassam Stadium. Rotherham’s last win in the league came the game beforehand as they beat Ipswich at Portman Road. Ben Wiles and Shane Ferguson were the scorers on the day to ensure an important win.


Previous Meetings:

Gillingham’s last visit to the New York Stadium was a memorable one as Steve Lovell’s side won 3-1. Josh Parker headed Gills in front in just the second minute, and Tom Eaves grabbed a second a couple of minutes after half-time. Kieffer Moore pulled a goal back just ten minutes later to set up a nervy end to the match. However, Joe Mattock received his marching orders just five minutes from the end before Parker secured his brace just moments later.

A notable win at Rotherham came during the club’s title-winning season in December 2012. Deon Burton was the hero on the day as he scored in either half to secure a crucial three points for Martin Allen’s side. Jason Taylor pulled a goal back with 20 minutes remaining, but The Millers could not find an equaliser.

Ticket Information:


Adults - £23

Concessions - £13

Ambulant Disabled - £13

Juveniles (13-17) - £8

Junior (12 and under) - £6

Gills have been allocated 420 tickets for the fixture. For more information, please click here.

Adult and concession prices on the day increase by £2. Junior and kids prices increase by £1. These can be purchased from the away ticket office from 6.30pm, this is also where tickets can be collected. 



Rotherham United win - 2/7

Draw - 4/1

Gillingham win - 9/1

Special Bet: John Akinde to score and Gillingham to win 1-0 - 150/1.


Match Officials:

Referee - Ross Joyce

Assistants - Graeme Fyvie and Ravel Cheosiaua

Fourth Official - Robert Madley



Tuesday’s fixture will be available to watch on iFollow for a one off fee of £10. BBC Radio Kent will provide live commentary for the game with live replays and match graphics also available.



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