Rotherham United: Millers ordered to cut out errors

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rotherham United will be under orders to cut out the sort of individual errors which have cost them so dearly in the recent home games.

The Millers entertain Northampton Town, a side who have jumped into automatic promotion contention, and go into the game with five home defeats in the last six league games at the New York Stadium.

Manager Steve Evans pointed the finger at individual errors for all three goals against Bristol Rovers last Saturday and has acknowledged that if they continue to make them then it will be difficult to win games.

Northampton were in third spot until Tuesday night when they lost 2-0 at Gillingham who, as a result, leapfrogged Port Vale and went back to the top.

Up into third place went Burton Albion after taking a point in a 1-1 draw at Oxford United. They are three points ahead of Rotherham but have played three games more.

Northampton have played two games more than then Millers who will go above them if they get back to winning ways on Saturday.

With the transfer window closing today, Northampton had been buzzing with speculation over the future of top scorer Adebayo Akinfenwa. He has been linked with several clubs including Gillingham although their interest is understand to have cooled.

Akinfenwa has had a form dip recently, scoring just once in 10 games, and has been on the bench. He went on for the final half-hour on Tuesday.

Both clubs are forced into a change in centre defence through suspension. Claude Davis serves a one-match ban and it seems likely that Kari Arnason will drop back. Clarke Carlisle has a one-match ban for the Cobblers after a fifth booking.