ROTHERHAM UNITED: Millers will aim to watch their step!

Full fitness: Millers ace Kari Arnason has overcome a knee injury
Full fitness: Millers ace Kari Arnason has overcome a knee injury
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THEY came a rather unfortunate cropper against the leaders last week but the more pressing question for Rotherham United is can they avoid the banana skins scattered by the clubs near the bottom of League Two?

They head for AFC Wimbledon tomorrow still haunted by the 5-0 defeat at Dagenham and the horrendous home loss to Wycombe.

The Daggers were just starting to pick up when Rotherham went there but had still won only two out of eight at home - tomorrow’s London opponents have won two at home out of ten.

Millers manager Steve Evans says it will be a different side tomorrow to the one at Dagenham although it is possible seven of those players will be on duty at Wimbledon.

“We’re going with a different squad but I do think the Stevenage and Fleetwood games in the week before perhaps took a lot out of them and going two down fairly early made it harder,” said Evans.

He also dismissed any talk of the Millers dropping their guard because they are travelling to one of the division’s ‘smaller’ clubs.

“It doesn’t matter where we are going, we need to be right and to work hard and if we do that I am confident our ability will take us through,” he added.

“You have to be prepared for anything in this league and AFC Wimbledon - whose story is an incredible one - have shown they are difficult opponents.

“People saw how they were in that big game for them the other week at MK Dons in the FA Cup - they were structured and very good defensively and could so easily have won that game and ended up being edged out at the end.

“They showed they have some good defenders and they will be a test for us.”

The postponement of the Notts County replay meant extra time for Ian Sharps to recover and also Kari Arnason who suffered a knee injury last Saturday.

“He would have been about 80 per cent fit on Tuesday but he’s now 100 per cent,” said Evans.

He will also have Mark Bradley available after the right back missed out last Saturday.

Rotherham have moved next week’s Reserve game at home to Stoke City forward two days to Wednesday, Dec 19 at Parkgate (2) due to having Tuesday’s FA Cup replay.