Millers game off

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Rotherham United now face a long midweek trip to East Anglia after their game at Colchester United was called off first thing this morning.

An 8.30am pitch inspection was more or less a formality, not least with heavy rain forecast for that part of the country later today.

Although Colchester had the pitch covered at times this week, it isn’t in great condition anyway and there was always a doubt, particularly in view of the grim forecast.

The decision was made early enough to stop Millers fans from setting off.

It would have been the first visit to the Weston Homes Community Stadium and it will be the 158th different ground the Millers have played on in competitive fixtures since becoming United (through the alliance of Rotherham County, the original club, and Rotherham Town) in 1925.

The team had travelled on Friday.

No new date has been arranged.

The earliest date the match could be fitted in is Tuesday, March 4 which would be four days before Rotherham take on Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

However, that game would be off if the Blades beat Forest in the fifth round of the FA Cup because the sixth round is scheduled for March 8.

The next available date for the Colchester game other than March 4 would be March 18.

The Millers have a rearranged game at Preston on Tuesday, Feb 25.

The Millers reserves are scheduled to play Mansfield in the Final Third Development Reserves League on Monday at Parkgate (1pm).

It may be an opportunity for manager Steve Evans to give new winger Nicky Adams a first outing in Millers colours.

It could also a chance to get Craig Morgan back in playing action after his toe surgery.

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