Head2Head & Team News - Lincoln City

Last updated : 25 March 2011 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad previewHistory of the Lincoln City v Rotherham United fixture

Rotherham United face a trip to Lincoln City at Sincil Bank Stadium on Friday evening, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 17 of the 44 previous games, with the hosts winning 16.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in February with Rotherham inflicting a narrow 2-1 defeat upon the Imps in a League Two match.

After the sacking of Ronnie Moore during the week, caretaker boss Andy Liddell takes charge of the team for the first time.

Recent encounters between the teams

2010/2011Tue 31 AugRotherham U.1 - 0Lincoln City(Associate Members)
2010/2011Sat 07 AugRotherham U.2 - 1Lincoln CityLeague Two
2009/2010Sat 13 FebLincoln City1-2Rotherham U.League Two
2009/2010Tue 24 NovRotherham U.2 - 0Lincoln CityLeague Two
2008/2009Sat 28 FebLincoln City0 - 1Rotherham U.League Two
2008/2009Sat 09 AugRotherham U.1 - 0Lincoln CityLeague Two
2007/2008Sat 23 FebRotherham U.3 - 2Lincoln CityLeague Two

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Recent respective form guides

Lincoln City have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The Imps's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded 9.

The away form of the Millers accumulates just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While they've hit 8 goals, a poor tally of 15 have hit the back of the wrong net including 5 last week at leaders Chesterfield.

Current overall team form

Lincoln City6222888
Rotherham United61326106

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Team News..
Andy Liddell, assisted by Paul Warne, are likely to make changes to the side that lost last week at Chesterfield.

Tom Newey returns after suspension and may come in at left back, whilst Danny Coid has returned to Blackpool. Dale Tonge could fill in at right back or Johnny Mullins may switch positions to allow Nick Fenton to return in the centre and partner Ryan Cresswell.

Meanwhile Jamie Green has been recalled from his loan spell at Boston United.

There are no other injury problems in midfield or upfront.

Lincoln boss Steve Tilson is without captain and former Miller Delroy Facey who is absent injured, and faces a dilemma with his goalkeeping situation after Trevor Carson was recalled from his loan by Sunderland.

Coach Paul Musselwhite is the only fit keeper on their books at 42 years of age but Tilson has since managed to beat the loan deadline by signing Aston Villa youngster Elliott Parish on a youth loan until the end of the season as cover.

MillersMAD's prediction ...
No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Lincoln CityUnbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Rotherham UnitedLost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 5 most recent games.

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