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Rotherham United v Burnley Team News and Preview - Millers searching for third straight victory

Rippa Staff 2 Oct 2015
Burnley face Rotherham on Friday (Source: Instagram)

Rotherham United go in search of their third win on the bounce when they host Burnley as they look to move further away from the Sky Bet Championship drop zone.

Rotherham and Burnley kick off at 4.45am AEST on Saturday (7.45pm Friday BST). The game will be available to stream live online.

Match Preview



The Millers got off to a poor start at the start of the season as they failed to win any of their opening seven matches, but they are slowly starting to find their feet.

The first win came in week eight when an own goal from Matthew Connolly in the third minute of stoppage time helped them see off Cardiff City 2-1 at the New York Stadium.

Rotherham were then able to back that win up a week later as they beat Birmingham City 2-0 away from home thanks to goals from Matt Derbyshire and Tony Andreu.

Eric Black will take over as first-team manager for this game against Burnley following the decision by the United board to relieve Steve Evans and his assistant Paul Raynor of their duties.

A club statement read:

“It became clear that both parties at the present time wished to head in a different direction. The meeting was at all times positive, constructive and straightforward. It was clear that the Chairman and the management team only wanted what they felt was best for Rotherham United Football Club. The Club would like to place on record our thanks to Steve and Paul for their huge contribution over the last three and a half years, it has been simply an incredible journey.”

There has been more bad news for the Millers this week with the news that midfielder Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe has returned to parent club Norwich City despite Rotherham keen to extend the loan deal.

Caretaker boss Black told the club website:

“Vadis expressed his desire to return to Norwich City following the conclusion of his loan which is a decision we fully respect. We would like to thank him for his contribution whilst with Rotherham United and wish him well for the rest of the season.”

Burnley’s quest to return to the Premier League at the first attempt isn’t going as well as they had hoped as they have failed to win their last two matches.

They were moving along quite nicely with a run of four successive victories, but a draw and a defeat in their last two league games have set them back and they are now outside the play-off places.

They come into this clash on the back of a disappointing 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Reading last Saturday after conceding twice in the opening nine minutes.

The Clarets will be without Andre Gray because of a hamstring problem and will be replaced by Rouwen Hemmings.

Dean Marney, Kevin Long, Lukas Jutkiewicz and Ashley Barmes are all injured but former QPR and Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton is pushing for his first start after coming off the bench against Reading.

The Millers have kept a clean sheet in their last three home matches against Burnley and their last meeting in the Championship saw Burnley win 2-1 at Turf Moor in March 2005.




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