Rotherham United Preview vs Bristol City (H)

Rotherham United will welcome a Bristol City side who have only won four games this season and sit 10th in the Sky Bet Championship table. 

Paul Warne’s Millers head into this game on the back of a entertaining 2-2 draw with Stoke City on Saturday as they saw a two goal lead slip away.

After the game against the Potters Warne reflected on the clash and told the press: “I asked their lads what their overall emotion was and they said disappointment.

Mine was of pride. To be honest I thought they gave me everything they had.

They kept in the game, first-half and obviously I asked the lads to do a lot physically to get into positions to try and stop. 

“Then obviously to get our two goals in the second-half was good and I thought our play was a lot better, second-half. ” Warne added

“We broke really well on the counter-attack, especially. And we had pockets of play and then, in fairness to Stoke, I thought they more than deserved their two goals and created enough chances to get a point.

“I think a point, if you’d have asked me before the game if I’d take a point, obviously I would have. The way it sort of ended has disappointed the lads more than anything else. It wasn’t to hang on as such, we just didn’t defend to the end.

“I say it all the time but they really are a dressing room full of amazing human beings. They want to do well all the time, they want to do well for the club and the town. At the moment I think they’re making everyone really proud of them.” Warne explained.

Warne was full of praise for defender Zak Vyner, who replaced Richard Wood on Saturday.

“In fairness I thought when Zak Vyner came on at centre-half, he was excellent,” Warne continued.

“I just think it just wasn’t ideal at the time because there was a bit of a pause and delay. Maybe the lads lost their concentration for a couple of minutes after and then the goal came in.

“The cross came through Willo’s legs which was a bit unfortunate but I can’t complain because it wasn’t against the run of play, I thought they deserved the goal they got.”

The Millers chief also explained what the situation with skipper Wood: “Woody’s done his groin, he doesn’t know how bad it is yet but, hopefully, he won’t be out for a period of time because I’ve got an ever-growing injury list unfortunately.

“Hopefully he can play a part on Wednesday night (against Bristol City) but it doesn’t look that optimistic.”

Last Time We Met:

The Last meeting between the Millers and the Robins was Saturday 4th February 2017 at Ashton Gate with Bristol City winning the encounter 1-0 thanks to Milan Djuric’s 73rd minute winner.

The last meeting at the AESSEAL New York Stadium was 10th September 2016 when a Izzy Brown strike followed by a Aiden Flint own-goal gave the Millers a 2-0 lead, although strikers Tammy Abraham and Bobby Reid levelled the scores as the points were shared in a 2-2 draw.

The Opposition:

Bristol City head into the game against Rotherham United on the back of a 1-1 draw against Aston Villa on Friday night.

Josh Brownhill gave the Robins a 16th minute lead only for Birkir Bjarnason to equalise in first half stoppage timeand manager Lee Johnson will be hoping his side can claim all three points against the Millers who have performed reasonably well at home this season.

Prediction:

I believe it will be a close encounter on Wednesday evening at the AESSEAL New York Stadium. Both teams will be trying to claim all three points.

Rotherham 2-1 Bristol City

Picture Credit: Rotherham United

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