Rotherham United: Millers aim for a six point week

Millers skipper Johnny Mullins
Millers skipper Johnny Mullins
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the first part of this week’s assignment was successfully undertaken by Rotherham United.

Part Two requires something similar when Fleetwood Town are the visitors to the New York Stadium tomorrow.

The Millers had what was described by all and sundry as a big game on Tuesday against fellow promotion rivals Exeter.

But as manager Steve Evans indicated, games are massive for all clubs who are engaged now in fighting to get promotion or battling against relegation.

“Yes, Saturday is another huge game but what we have got to do is look for another win and the others can worry about themselves,” said Evans.

“The early goal helped us on Tuesday and some of the passing and finishing was excellent.

“We played with real confidence and passion and when we do that, and get the ball down and play, we are hard to stop.”

Evans has defender Johnny Mullins available again after serving a one-match ban for last Saturday’s sending-off at Morecambe.

Mullins, who has been playing at right back, played in centre defence due to the absence of Claude Davis who has continued to recover from a dead leg suffered at Gillingham and which ruled him out at Morecambe and on Tuesday.

Mark Bradley came in at right back last Saturday but he suffered a bruised foot and Dale Tonge returned to the side on Tuesday.

Evans says Davis and Bradley are both likely to be available. If he restores Davis into centre defence then he can release Kari Arnason back into midfield which means Evans has to leave someone out from a side which won 4-1 on Tuesday.

The Millers know that another win is imperative to keep in touch with the top three. They are three points behind third-placed Burton who are at home to Plymouth. Rotherham’s game in hand on Burton is next Tuesday’s clash at Bradford City.

Northampton, a point above Rotherham, are at home to York City whilst Cheltenham are at home to promoted Gillingham for whom a win clinches the League Two title.

Bradford City jumped to seventh on Tuesday and go to ninth-placed Chesterfield whose revival has got them back in the play-off picture.