Confident Millers braced for toughest test

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STRIKER Brett Williams is convinced Crawley Town will provide rejuvenated Rotherham United with their hardest match of the season this weekend.

League Two aristocrats Crawley have not been beaten in all competitions since mid September and head to South Yorkshire on Saturday having not tasted defeat in 11 outings.

Although the Millers have won three on the spin and gone six matches without losing themselves, Williams is refusing to take the Red Devils lightly.

“They are absolutely flying at the moment,” said Williams, who is expected to spearhead the attack again after recovering from a thigh strain. “Crawley have done really well since getting promoted and it is going to be one of our toughest games this season.

“We have to be mentally prepared for it. They are a good side but we don’t fear them. We have to focus on what we do. We are a good attacking side and we have to play our own way. We can’t show them too much respect or it will show on the pitch.”

Reading forward Williams, brought in to fill the void left by Adam Le Fondre in August, is urging Rotherham’s fans to get behind the team when they lock horns with Crawley.

“The fans could be massive and play a big part in the final outcome,” he added.

Guy Branston is available for selection after being refused permission to play against his parent club, Bradford, last week. He is poised to be recalled at centre-back in place of Jason Taylor, who may drop to the bench.

Taylor, predominantly a central midfield player, is unlikely to dislodge Danny Harrison or Danny Schofield in the centre of the park.