|Carling Cup Round Four|
Stoke City v Rotherham United
11 November 2008 7.45pm
The first thing I'll advise is to wrap up, especially if it's your first trip to the Potteries - it'll be cold.
Driving rain and wind looks set to meet the Millers and Stoke tonight as Mark Robins' men look to take another bigger scalp in what's been a fairytale of cup runs so far this season.
Wednesday, Wolves and Southampton have already been disposed and now we'll be looking to go one step further by knocking out the Premiership newbies. It was only three and a half years ago that this game was a Championship fixture as the Millers ran out 2-1 winners back in April 2005.
Robins has no new injury concerns and it may be likely that Reuben Reid (right) comes back into the side, although Omar Garcia has been playing well having being handed his chance. Other than that it may be the same starting line up which drew at Aldershot in the FA Cup on Saturday.
Stoke manager Tony Pulis has a couple of injury concerns, missing big striker Mamady Sidibe and winger and one time Rotherham target Liam Lawrence.
Tom Soares and Michael Tonge are cup-tied so cannot figure.
The human sling shot that is Rory Delap is likely to play, so everybody back for those missiles into the box from throw ins!
Finally just a reminder you can pay on the gate tonight for £10 and £5, the 2,000 advanced allocation for the Millers has sold out.
Here's the head to head..
|At Stoke City (19)||At Rotherham U. (18)|
|Stoke City||10||52.63||Rotherham U.||6||33.33|
|Rotherham U.||7||36.84||Stoke City||5||27.78|
|Stoke City||40||2.11||Rotherham U.||23||1.28|
|Rotherham U.||25||1.32||Stoke City||17||0.94|
|On Neutral Ground (0)||Overall (37 matches)|
|Stoke City||0||0.00||Stoke City||15||40.54|
|Rotherham U.||0||0.00||Rotherham U.||13||35.14|
|Stoke City||0||0.00||Stoke City||57||1.54|
|Rotherham U.||0||0.00||Rotherham U.||48||1.30|
|Highest Aggregate||6||Stoke City ||6 - 0||Rotherham U.||1956/1957 |
|Highest Stoke City score:||6||Stoke City ||6 - 0||Rotherham U.||1956/1957 |
|Highest Rotherham U. score:||4||Rotherham U. ||4 - 0||Stoke City||2002/2003 |
|2004/2005||Sat 02 Apr||Stoke City||1 - 2||Rotherham U.||Championship |
|Sat 14 Aug||Rotherham U.||1 - 1||Stoke City||Championship |
|2003/2004||Mon 12 Apr||Stoke City||0 - 2||Rotherham U.||League Division One |
|Tue 30 Sep||Rotherham U.||3 - 0||Stoke City||League Division One |
|2002/2003||Wed 09 Apr||Stoke City||2 - 0||Rotherham U.||League Division One |
|Sat 26 Oct||Rotherham U.||4 - 0||Stoke City||League Division One |
|2000/2001||Sat 24 Feb||Rotherham U.||2 - 1||Stoke City||League Division Two |
|Sat 23 Sep||Stoke City||1 - 1||Rotherham U.||League Division Two |
|1992/1993||Mon 12 Apr||Rotherham U.||0 - 2||Stoke City||League Division Two |
|Mon 28 Dec||Stoke City||2 - 0||Rotherham U.||League Division Two |
|1990/1991||Sat 19 Jan||Rotherham U.||0 - 0||Stoke City||Third Division |
|Sat 25 Aug||Stoke City||3 - 1||Rotherham U.||Third Division |
|1984/1985||Tue 09 Oct||Rotherham U.||1 - 1||Stoke City||League Cup |
|Rotherham United won 3-2 on aggregate|
|Wed 26 Sep||Stoke City||1 - 2||Rotherham U.||League Cup |
|1963/1964||Mon 16 Dec||Stoke City||3 - 2||Rotherham U.||League Cup |
|1962/1963||Mon 01 Apr||Stoke City||3 - 1||Rotherham U.||Second Division |
|Wed 26 Dec||Rotherham U.||1 - 2||Stoke City||Second Division |
|1961/1962||Sat 16 Dec||Rotherham U.||1 - 2||Stoke City||Second Division |
|Sat 19 Aug||Stoke City||1 - 2||Rotherham U.||Second Division |
|1960/1961||Sat 01 Apr||Stoke City||1 - 4||Rotherham U.||Second Division |
|Sat 26 Nov||Rotherham U.||0 - 0||Stoke City||Second Division |
|1959/1960||Sat 02 Apr||Rotherham U.||3 - 0||Stoke City||Second Division |
|Sat 14 Nov||Stoke City||2 - 3||Rotherham U.||Second Division |
|1958/1959||Sat 04 Apr||Rotherham U.||0 - 0||Stoke City||Second Division |
|Sat 15 Nov||Stoke City||3 - 0||Rotherham U.||Second Division |
|1957/1958||Sat 01 Feb||Rotherham U.||0 - 2||Stoke City||Second Division |
|Sat 21 Sep||Stoke City||4 - 1||Rotherham U.||Second Division |
|1956/1957||Sat 16 Feb||Rotherham U.||1 - 0||Stoke City||Second Division |
|Sat 06 Oct||Stoke City||6 - 0||Rotherham U.||Second Division |
|1955/1956||Sat 28 Apr||Rotherham U.||0 - 1||Stoke City||Second Division |
|Sat 15 Oct||Stoke City||1 - 0||Rotherham U.||Second Division |
|1954/1955||Mon 18 Apr||Rotherham U.||2 - 1||Stoke City||Second Division |
|Sat 11 Sep||Stoke City||1 - 2||Rotherham U.||Second Division |
|1953/1954||Mon 19 Apr||Stoke City||1 - 1||Rotherham U.||Second Division |
|Mon 21 Sep||Rotherham U.||2 - 2||Stoke City||Second Division |
|1926/1927||Mon 27 Dec||Rotherham U.||2 - 2||Stoke City||Third Division (North) |
|Sat 25 Dec||Stoke City||4 - 1||Rotherham U.||Third Division (North) |