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MATCH PREVIEW | ROTHERHAM UNITED V BURTON ALBION

10 December 2021

THE Brewers travel to South Yorkshire to take on table-toppers Rotherham United in Sky Bet League One this afternoon (3pm kick-off).

FORM GUIDE

Albion come into the game off the back of a 2-1 loss away at Wycombe earlier this week.

Rotherham enter the weekend after an emphatic 5-1 home victory over Gillingham, their third victory in a row. The Millers are unbeaten since 11 September, with only three league losses this season.

HEAD 2 HEAD

The sides have faced off a total of 13 times competitively since Albion were promoted to the EFL, with the Brewers winning four and losing six. The other three games ended in a draw between the two.

Albion did the double over Rotherham when the two sides faced off in the Championship back in 2016. The first of those came at the Pirelli Stadium with goals from Jackson Irvine and Matt Palmer putting the Brewers 2-0 up. A late consolation from Tom Adeyemi from Rotherham proved not enough as the game ended 2-1 to the Brewers.

The return fixture at the New York Stadium also ended 2-1, with Irvine again on target and Chris O'Grady netting his first goal for the club.

BREWERS TEAM NEWS

Michael Bostwick will not feature due to a hamstring injury. Louis Moult (ankle) and John Brayford (hamstring) are back on the grass but will not feature this weekend.

Hasselbaink did confirm that while there are a few doubts, Albion should have a strong squad for tomorrow's game.

“Michael Bostwick is still out due to his hamstring problem," confirmed manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

"There are a few from Tuesday that are fifty-fifty, but most of the squad look fine and ready for tomorrow.”

ROTHERHAM TEAM NEWS

Richard Wood could return to the squad for the Millers after previously being out with a groin injury. The Rotherham veteran has made over 200 appearances in eight seasons with the club.

HASSELBAINK’S PREVIEW

Brewers manager Hasselbaink spoke to the media on making changes to the squad for tomorrow’s trip to Rotherham, the third game in the space of a week for the Brewers.

“I was always going to make changes for the Tuesday night game, the third game coming is the one that I believe that you need to freshen up a little bit, so I will be making changes yes.”

MATCH OFFICIALS

The man with the whistle in tomorrow’s fixture will be Sam Allison. Allison has refereed 12 matches this season in all competitions, handing out 51 yellow cards and five reds.

He will be assisted by Anthony Moore and Oliver Bickle with the Fourth Official being Jonathon Bickerdicke.

TICKET NEWS

Fans will be able to purchase tickets directly from the Away Ticket Office at Rotherham’s New York Stadium.

This Sky Bet League One game will kick off at 3pm and ticket prices can be found below:

Adults: £25
Concessions*: £15
Ambulant disabled: £15
Young people (aged13-17): £9
Juniors (aged 12 and under): £7

Please note: There will be a £2 price increase for adults and concessions on the day of the game, and a £1 increase for all other other categories (the prices above have reflected this change). 

* Concessions are classed as aged 60 or over, young adults 18-21, HM Armed Forces personnel, disabled supporters on higher rate DLA or enhanced PIP, carer goes free. Other disabled supporters pay appropriate age band. Juniors must be accompanied by someone aged 16 or over.

IFOLLOW 

The game is not available to livestream, but you can buy an audio-only Match pass for £2.50. https://www.burtonalbionfc.co.uk/ifollow/subscribe/


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