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THE INSIDE TRACK: ROTHERHAM

13 January 2017

Our guide to the Millers

NORWICH City travel to Rotherham United on Saturday, January 14 (3pm) in the Sky Bet Championship. 

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

IN THE PRESS
Rotherham United midfielder Will Vaulks says they need to transform their home ground into a fortress to give themselves a chance of Sky Bet Championship survival.

United currently sit some 12 points from safety, and Vaulks told themillers.co.uk: "We need to make the stadium here as a hard a place to come to as possible. 

"Opposition players used to come here and fear us. This season we've not been good enough and we have to turn it around.


"That's the aim for us over the next few weeks and months. We've got to remain positive, keep going and not give up.

"We have to keep fighting as a team. We need to win one game and once we've done that, we've got a good base to go from."

PREVIOUS MEETING
Norwich City emerged as 3-1 victors at Carrow Road the last time these two sides met in the Sky Bet Championship in mid-October.

The Canaries went in front early on courtesy of a memorable Wes Hoolahan finish, with the Ireland international turning expertly to bamboozle the Millers defence before slotting home.


Hoolahan was involved once more for City's second, this time crossing for Cameron Jerome to guide into the net and double the hosts' advantage.

Rotherham substitute Dexter Blackstock pulled a goal back with just over 15 minutes remaining, before Steven Naismith secured all three points late on by converting Josh Murphy's cross. 

MILLERS TRIVIA
Rotherham United were founded in 1925 as a merger between Rotherham Town and Rotherham County, with the Club's colours initially being yellow and black.

Up until the end of the 2007-08 season, United played their home games at Millmoor before their residence temporarily became the Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield.


They moved back to Rotherham ahead of the 2012-13 campaign, settling in their current home of the New York Stadium which has a capacity of just over 12,000.

The Millers were notably involved in the inaugural League Cup Final in 1961, losing 3-2 to Aston Villa over two legs having held a 2-0 lead from the opening game.

They won the Football League Trophy in 1996 and boast two seperate back-to-back promotions from their history - first between 1999 and 2001 and later between 2012 and 2014.

Their current caretaker manager, Paul Warne, was born in Norwich and grew up supporting the Canaries.

THE SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Lee Camp, Lewis Price.

Defenders: Stephen Kelly, Joe Mattock, Kirk Broadfoot, Richard Wood, Kelvin Wilson, 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, Richard Smallwood.

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



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