Millers bid to slope off with away victory

ROTHERHAM go to Underhill on Saturday hoping that they don't go downhill.

Mark Robins will be getting his first experience of Barnet's notoriously sloping pitch.

"Sometimes a pitch like that is an advantage to the home side," said Robins.

"It's tough place to go to. We've had a look at them; they've got a few options up front.

"They do try to pass the ball, not like teams we have met in the recent past.

"They will try to play a bit, and that might suit us."

The Millers' modest return of points from home games puts an onus on them to come back with something when they go away.

"We go away to try to pick up points if we're not winning games at home," says Robins.

"We've had a good run, and a decent start, but you want to be winning your home games, and if we do that we'll start moving up the table."

Barnet are unbeaten in four games in September and won 1-0 at Chesterfield last week. They've won two, drawn two this month, but in August drew one then lost three in a row.

Millers centre-half Ian Sharps and striker Bruce Dyer have recovered from injuries and could start

Barnet expect captain and centre-half Ismail Yakubu to be fit after he went off at Saltergate with a calf problem.

Yakubu has not been on the losing since he succeeded assistant boss and ex-Wednesday right-back Ian Hendon as skipper.