Rotherham United are heading to the City Ground this weekend to take on Nottingham Forest looking to claim an away win in the Championship.
The Millers have gone around 30 away games without a victory in the second tier of English football.
Paul Warne’s side were beaten by Aston Villa on Tuesday evening thanks to goals from Tammy Abraham and Yannick Bolasie.
After the game the Millers gaffer spoke to the media: “They can’t give me much more. They performed really well and went toe-to-toe for the majority of the game,” he stressed.
“We got done with a bit of quality for the first goal. I thought we were significantly better in the second half and we had a lot more confidence on the ball, which is what we wanted.
“We created a few half-chances and I thought we would be the next team to score, until they scored the second goal and then the game just fizzled out.”
Speaking about his sides display at Villa Warne believes the manner of the performance bodes well for the trip on Saturday: “We are well aware that when you go away from home that you have to stay in the game and at 1-0, we were still in it,” Warne added.
“The lads gave me everything they have got. We are trying to get better every week and I feel we are making improvements.
“If we would have nicked a point, I don’t think many people in the stadium could have moaned about it. I’m really proud of what they have given me and that’s all I can ask.”
Speaking to the clubs iFollow service Warne spoke about some team news for Saturdays game. “The game might be a risk too far for Joe Newell (who has missed the last few games with a hip problem).”
“There’s no real update on them both (Clark Robertson and Sean Raggett) they are long term.”
Warne did reveal they might be a bit of fatigue in some of the players having played against Villa on Tuesday.
Nottingham Forest head into the game with the Millers on the back of a solid performance against Sheffield Wednesday on Wednesday evening. Aitor Karanka’s men came away 2-1 victors from and the Forest gaffer will be hoping the players can continue where they left off against Paul Warne’s chargers.
Predicted Rotherham XI: Rodak; Jones, Ajayi, Wood, Mattock; Forde, Palmer, Vaulks, Manning, Vassell; Proctor.
Match Prediction: With the form Forest are in at home and having beaten a strong Sheffield Wednesday outfit I believe that they think they could beat Rotherham, however, I feel that the Millers could cause an upset here at the City Ground this weekend and get that all important away win.
Nottingham Forest 1-2 Rotherham United
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