Head2Head & Team News - Port Vale

Last updated : 20 January 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Rotherham United v Port Vale fixture

The Millers prepare to entertain Port Vale at Don Valley Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 16 wins out of 24 previous matches on home turf.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Don Valley saw the Millers annihilate their visitors 5-0 in a League Two match last January. Earlier this season Vale gained the upper hand by winning the reverse fixture 2-0.

Recent encounters between the teams

2011/2012 Sat 01 Oct Port Vale 2 - 0 Rotherham U. League Two
2010/2011 Tue 01 Feb Port Vale 1 - 0 Rotherham U. League Two
2010/2011 Sat 01 Jan Rotherham U. 5-0 Port Vale League Two
2009/2010 Sat 03 Apr Rotherham U. 1 - 2 Port Vale League Two
2009/2010 Sat 14 Nov Port Vale 1 - 2 Rotherham U. League Two
2008/2009 Mon 13 Apr Port Vale 0 - 0 Rotherham U. League Two
2008/2009 Fri 26 Dec Rotherham U. 1 - 0 Port Vale League Two

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Recent respective form guides

The Millers have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 9 goals have been scored in those games, with 5 conceded.

Port Vale have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Valiants have hit 5 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Current overall team form

Rotherham United 6 3 1 2 8 5 10
Port Vale 6 2 0 4 9 10 6

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Team News ...

Rotherham boss Andy Scott will include Scott Griffiths for his full debut meaning a switch into midfield for Sam Wood, with Gareth Evans set to miss out through injury.

Richard Naylor may have to wait for his debut at centre half with the good form of Michael Raynes and Johnny Mullins.

Brett Williams could be handed a start with Marcus Marshall coming into the squad as striker Chris Holroyd, who started the previous two games, has left for Preston.

Micky Adams welcomes back 'keeper Stuart Tomlinson and Rob Taylor into his Vale squad. Clayton McDonald also returns after suspension.

Lee Collins (ankle) and Gareth Owen (broken wrist) miss out. Tom Pope will lead the attack against his former club.


Dean Monhareb, Cheshire.

Sequence statistics

Rotherham United 6 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Port Vale Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 4 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.

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