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New York Stadium (ATT 6,582) 26th January 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Webb

Rotherham Rotherham United vs Bristol Rovers Bristol R

Rotherham 1

C Davis (S/O 45+3)
D Noble (73)

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Bristol R 3

L Brown (pen 43)
E Harrison (52)
J Anyinsah (61)

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Last Updated: 25/01/13 1:16pm

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Claude Davis: Faces late test for Millers

Claude Davis: Faces late test for Millers

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Rotherham and Bristol Rovers at New York.

Rotherham manager Steve Evans will assess Claude Davis before deciding whether to hand his new signing a debut.

The 33-year-old defender joined the Millers from Crawley on an 18-month deal earlier in the week and could make his bow alongside Johnny Mullins if he comes through training this week.

Versatile Iceland international Kari Arnason will return to the side after a one-match suspension, meaning Craig Morgan (foot) and goalkeeper Scott Shearer (elbow) are the only absentees for Evans, who has allowed Ian Sharps and Lionel Ainsworth to leave the club on loan this week.

Top scorer Daniel Nardiello was left out for the dismal defeat against Barnet a fortnight ago, which saw the Millers drop out of the automatic promotion places, and Evans could be tempted to recall him up front.

The New York pitch has been cleared following heavy snowfall, meaning the game should not be in doubt unless there is further adverse weather before Saturday.

Bristol Rovers' two new additions are set to come straight into John Ward's squad.

Striker Ryan Brunt, a midweek signing from Stoke, and defender Clayton McDonald, on loan from Port Vale, are both likely to be involved.

John-Joe O'Toole is is scheduled to play the last game of his initial one-month loan spell and is scheduled to return to his parent club next Tuesday.

Jim Paterson is sidelined with a hamstring complaint but Ward's options are boosted by the return of striker David Clarkson following a month-long absence because of an ankle injury.

Rovers are currently two points from safety at the foot of the table but they can take heart from two wins in their last three games and the fact they did the double over the Millers last season.

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1 Wycombe Wanderers 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 27 44
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 Cambridge United 26 36
13 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 26 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 27 27
23 Carlisle United 27 27
24 Hartlepool United 27 18