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THE INSIDE TRACK: ROTHERHAM

13 October 2016

Our guide to the Millers

NORWICH City host Rotherham United on Saturday, October 15 (3pm) in the Sky Bet Championship. 

Here we take a look at what City will come up against this weekend. 

IN THE DUGOUT
Following last season's rescue mission by Neil Warnock, Rotherham United turned to Alan Stubbs as the man to take them forward ahead of the 2016-17 Sky Bet Championship campaign.

Stubbs elected to move south from Scottish side Hibernian in June, having led Hibs to Scottish Cup success in what was his second season with the club.


A centre-back during his playing days, Stubbs won two league titles at Celtic after joining from Bolton, ahead of establishing himself at Everton.

Capped once at England B level, the now 45-year-old faces a stern test to keep United in the league, with the Millers having taken six points from his 11 league games in charge to date.

IN THE PRESS
Confidence remains high in the Rotherham United camp, despite a difficult start to the season which sees the South Yorkshire outfit at the base of England's second tier.

That's according to midfielder Isaiah Brown, who has quickly become a regular in the side since arriving on loan from Chelsea.

"We've been really unlucky and some of the games we've played in we've deserved to win," Brown told themillers.co.uk.


"Everyone remains upbeat. We know what we need to do to get points on the table, and it's the least we deserve because it [the table] doesn't really do us justice.

"We're always working hard in training to put things right. That's what we're looking to do now."

ONE TO WATCH
Danny Ward leads Rotherham United's goalscoring charts this term, having found the net five times in 11 Sky Bet Championship appearances.

The one-time Bolton Wanderers trainee played one game on loan for the Millers in January 2015, before signing permanently for the club during the same transfer window.

Ward has settled well at the AESSEAL New York Stadium, featuring 34 times in the league last season as United rallied to stave off the threat of what once appeared to be certain relegation.


Having struck on four occasions during 2015-16, the 24-year-old has already bettered that this time around, with his efforts looking set to be crucial in his side's attempts to get to safety once more.

A run of four goals in Rotherham's most recent four games - including a brace in vain during a 4-2 defeat at Blackburn Rovers - suggests Ward is in decent form ahead of visiting Carrow Road.

THE SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Lee Camp, Lewis Price.

Defenders: Stephen Kelly, Joe Mattock, Kirk Broadfoot, Richard Wood, Dominic Ball, Greg Halford, Kelvin Wilson, Dael Fry, Aymen Belaid, Mason Warren.

Midfielders: Will Vaulks, Anthony Forde, Lee Frecklington (c), Jake Forster-Caskey, Jon Taylor, Darnell Fisher, Scott Allan, Joe Newell, Tom Adeyemi, Isaiah Brown.

Forwards: Danny Ward, Jonson Clarke-Harris, Dexter Blackstock, Jerry Yates.



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