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Preview: Rotherham v Rovers

Mowbray's men kick off 2018 with a trip to south Yorkshire

30 December 2017

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Rovers will look to get back to winning ways with victory at Rotherham United on New Year's Day.

Here's our guide to the game...

STATE OF PLAY

Last time out, Rovers were forced to settle for a point following a 2-2 draw against Scunthorpe at Ewood Park, a result which extended our unbeaten run to 17 games. Tony Mowbray's men currently sit third in the standings, just one point behind second-placed Shrewsbury with a superior goal difference, meaning we could break into the automatic promotion places with a win here. The Blues have conceded just 22 goals in League One so far this season, scoring 44 times at the other end. Kick-off at Rotherham is scheduled for 3pm on Monday, and fans can follow the action via our official Twitter account, with highlights available for iFollow subscribers after the game.

TEAM NEWS

Marcus Antonsson limped off during the draw with Scunthorpe and Mowbray could provide an update on the attacker before the match. Ben Gladwin is recovering from minor knee surgery, while Harry Chapman remains a long-term absentee. Meanwhile, Darragh Lenihan is close to making a return. As always, we'll bring you news of both starting line-ups via rovers.co.uk and our official social media accounts on matchday. 

OUR OPPONENTS

Rotherham are in seventh the standings, nine points and four places behind Rovers, with 39 points from their 24 games so far in 2017-18. Monday's opponents are managed by former player Paul Warne, and won 2-1 at Walsall on their last outing. The Millers have scored an impressive 43 league goals this season, with Keiffer Moore (13) their top scorer in 2017-18.

SHARE YOUR FAN PICS

If you're heading to Rotherham on New Year's Day, be sure to tag your matchday pictures with #Rovers! We'll share the best posts on our official Twitter and Instagram pages. Tickets will be available on the day from 1.30pm from the away ticket office.

OTHER FIXTURES

There's a full League One fixture schedule on Monday, with all games kicking off at 3pm. Here are the other games: Wimbledon v Southend, Bristol Rovers v Portsmouth, Charlton v Gillingham, Fleetwood v Bradford, Northampton v Wigan, Oxford v MK Dons, Peterborough v Doncaster, Plymouth v Walsall, Rochdale v Blackpool, Scunthorpe v Bury, Shrewsbury v Oldham.


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