ROTHERHAM United manager Steve Evans is pondering making multiple changes to his side for the trip to bottom-of-the-table Barnet this afternoon as he looks to rectify their patchy away form.
Evans’ men are languishing in mid-table in League Two, having yet to win on the road during the 2012/13 season.
The Millers have picked up just one point from clashes at Northampton Town, Chesterfield and Port Vale. Evans and his backroom staff are running out of patience with the under-performing team and are eager to find a winning formula.
Daniel Nardiello is pushing for a first-team recall after scoring as a second-half substitute in the midweek defeat to Rochdale, a loss which condemned Rotherham to their first defeat at the New York Stadium. He is vying with Alex Revell, who has bagged two goals in as many matches, to partner Kayode Odejayi up front.
Winger Lionel Ainsworth, Kieran Agard and Johnny Mullins are also waiting in the wings as the Millers chase a first clean sheet on their travels.
Kari Arnason has been ruled out the last three matches because of an ankle injury he sustained while on international duty a fortnight ago. The Icelandic star, who can be deployed at centre-half or in the middle of the park, is a major doubt.
While Arnason remains a major doubt, David Noble is back in the fold following a spell away from the club to attend to personal issues. The experienced midfielder is likely to be named on the bench.
Evans, who has confirmed the club failed again in a bid to sign striker Matt Tubbs on loan from Bournemouth earlier this month, is without Laurie Wilson (knee) so Dale Tonge is expected to deputise at left-back for the third match in a row. Evans has also quashed speculation linking them with Sam Hoskins.