The Millers travel to take on Southend United at Roots Hall on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 10 games played, The Millers have recorded 3 wins, and Southend have come away with 5 victories.
The last time the two teams met at Southend Utd. was just over four years ago, in February 2006, with the home side running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a League One match on the night Rotherham launched their Save the Millers campaign.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Fri 10 Feb||Southend Utd.||2 - 0||Rotherham U.||LGE1|
|2005/2006||Sat 24 Sep||Rotherham U.||2 - 4||Southend Utd.||LGE1|
|1999/2000||Sat 08 Apr||Rotherham U.||0 - 0||Southend Utd.||LGE2|
|1999/2000||Mon 03 Jan||Southend Utd.||1 - 2||Rotherham U.||LGE2|
|1998/1999||Sat 06 Feb||Rotherham U.||2 - 2||Southend Utd.||LGE2|
|1998/1999||Sat 05 Sep||Southend Utd.||3 - 0||Rotherham U.||LGE2|
|1990/1991||Fri 01 Mar||Southend Utd.||2 - 1||Rotherham U.||LGE1|
Recent respective form guides
Southend United have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While Shrimpers have scored 6, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.
The away form of Rotherham however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for The Millers, and 8 goals against.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
Nick Fenton is set to return to the Millers defence and skipper the side. His partner, loanee Exodus Geohaghon, plays his last game for the club.
Ryan Cresswell is still struggling with injury whilst Mark Randall is set to replace Mark Bradley in central midfield after joining from Arsenal. Danny Harrison, Marcus Marshall and Stephen Brogan are also pushing for starts after good recent displays in the reserves but the trio are likely to be amongst the substitutes.
Tom Pope and Ryan Taylor will compete for the starting place alongsiode Adam Le Fondre.
The Shrimpers welcome back French defender Bilel Mohsni after suspension but loan striker Waide Fairhurst is a doubt with a back problem.
Boss Paul Sturrock must again do with skipper Craig Easton who has a calf injury.
Adam Bouzid is a long term absentee after surgery on his skull.
MillersMAD's prediction ...
The lads to get back to winning ways with a narrow away win
|Southend Utd.||5 games since last home draw.|
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|Rotherham U.||Undefeated in last 4 away games.|