Select a Team

Sky Bet League 2

New York Stadium (ATT 7,304) 29th December 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: R Clark

Rotherham Rotherham United vs Accrington Stanley Accrington

Rotherham 4

T Eckersley (og 15)
D Nardiello (63, 74)
M O'Connor (77)

ft

Accrington 1

C Lindfield (40)

Rotherham v Accrington preview

Last Updated: 28/12/12 10:52am

  • Share:
Sharps: Pushing for a recall

Sharps: Pushing for a recall

Team news ahead of Saturday's League Two clash between Rotherham and Accrington at the New York Stadium.

Rotherham boss Steve Evans could be tempted to welcome captain Ian Sharps back to the fold.

Sharps was left on the substitutes' bench despite returning from suspension as the Millers crashed to a 2-1 defeat against Port Vale.

Evans' side are now without a home win in their last four outings and assistant manager Paul Raynor admitted they were disappointed by the loss to fellow promotion hopefuls Vale.

As a result, left-back Liam Ridehalgh, another unused replacement against Micky Adams' men, could also be welcomed back into the starting XI.

Craig Morgan, Lionel Ainsworth, Dale Tonge and David Noble are all out until the New Year.

Evans revealed both Tonge and Noble are expected to play 90 minutes in an outing for the reserves on January 2.

Accrington boss Leam Richardson will be without the services of Dean Winnard.

The defender received a second yellow card in their Boxing Day defeat at Bradford and will serve a one-match ban.

Fellow defender Thomas Eckersley is expected to replace him alongside Peter Murphy at the back while Lee Molyneux could also revert to a more familiar position.

Player/coach James Beattie could drop to the bench after a hectic festive period. Fellow strikers Padraig Amond and Marcus Carver are both vying for a place in attack.

Paul Rachubka is also set to continue in goal after his red card against Plymouth last weekend was rescinded in time for him to face the Bantams.

Wednesday's result leaves Richardson's side without a win in their last eight matches in all competitions. They've also lost four of their last five.

  • Share:

Matches

Table

Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 21 42
2 Shrewsbury Town 21 40
3 Luton Town 21 40
4 Burton Albion 22 40
5 Plymouth Argyle 21 37
6 Southend United 21 35
7 Newport County AFC 21 34
8 Exeter City 22 34
9 Bury 21 31
10 Morecambe 21 30
11 Accrington Stanley 21 30
12 Cambridge United 21 29
13 Stevenage 21 28
14 Portsmouth 21 27
15 AFC Wimbledon 21 27
16 Mansfield Town 21 26
17 Oxford United 21 25
18 Cheltenham Town 21 25
19 Northampton Town 21 24
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 21 21
21 Carlisle United 21 21
22 York City 21 20
23 Tranmere Rovers 21 19
24 Hartlepool United 21 13