Head2Head & Team News - Swindon Town

Last updated : 13 January 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Rotherham United v Swindon Town fixture

Rotherham United play host to Swindon Town at Don Valley Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 6 of the 13 previous games, with the Millers winning just 4.

The last time the two teams met on Millers turf was back in December 2005 at Millmoor, with Swindon inflicting a narrow 1-0 defeat upon the Millers in a League One match.

The reverse of this fixture in September saw a tasty affair end 3-2 to the home side as Rotherham lost their unbeaten start to the season.

Recent encounters between the teams

2011/2012 Sat 03 Sep Swindon Town 3 - 2 Rotherham U. League Two
2005/2006 Sat 18 Feb Swindon Town 2 - 3 Rotherham U. League One
2005/2006 Sat 03 Dec Rotherham U. 0-1 Swindon Town League One
2000/2001 Sat 31 Mar Rotherham U. 4 - 3 Swindon Town League Division Two
2000/2001 Sat 16 Dec Swindon Town 2 - 1 Rotherham U. League Division Two
1995/1996 Sat 09 Dec Rotherham U. 0 - 2 Swindon Town League Division Two
1995/1996 Sat 23 Sep Swindon Town 1 - 0 Rotherham U. League Division Two

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Current overall team form

Rotherham United 6 3 1 2 8 5 10
Swindon Town 6 4 1 1 10 4 13

For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here

Team News

Town boss Paolo Di Canio is set to welcome back a few first team players after the midweek JPT draw at Barnet.

Di Canio will serve a touchline ban and will watch from the stands but will have Alan Connell, Paul Benson and Oliver Risser available as the latter returns from suspension.

Callum Kennedy is set to play against his former club.

Millers manager Andy Scott will hand a start to loanee Scott Griffiths at left back and welcomes back Sam Wood from Brentford after he extended his loan spell.

Ryan Cresswell and Mark Bradley have returned to training and may feature on the bench. Gareth Evans could face a fitness test before kick off.

Meanwhile defender Richard Naylor should complete a deal in time to feature after training with the Millers this week.


Andy D'Urso (Essex)

Sequence statistics

Rotherham United 5 games since last home draw.
Swindon Town 5 games since last defeat.

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