Head2Head & Team News - Bournemouth (A)

Last updated : 12 January 2006 By Deano
The Cherries sit in ninth place and will be looking to push into the play-off pack whilst the Millers try to rid themselves of relegation worries.

The two sides will be hoping for a crucial three points, history certainly favours the home side though. Bournemouth have won nine of the 15 encounters on their own patch, with the Millers looking for only their third win ever at the now re-developed Dean Court. However the last time the sides met was in Rotherham's 2000/01 promotion season when they achieved the double. Kevin Watson's free-kick sealed a 1-0 win and the return at Millmoor saw them record 3-1 win, with James Hayter netting Bournemouth's consolation late on.

That leads us nicely onto this weekend's game, as Hayter lines up for the Cherries after turning down a move to Huddersfield this week. They are however faced with a couple of injury worries. The main absentee is Stephen Cooke who hasn't figured since before Christmas, although he's returned to light training. Despite other niggles, boss Sean O'Driscoll is set to be boosted by the return of Eddie Howe, Jason Tindall and veteran forward Steve Fletcher.

Barker Return
The Millers are grateful for the return of key players who sat out Tuesday's draw with Port Vale due to suspension. Lee Williamson, Paul McLaren, Shaun Barker and Martin Butler are all available again with three of the quartet set to go straight back into the starting line up. Goal shy Martin Butler may have to settle for warming the bench if Alan Knill decides to continue with his youthful strike partnership of Will Hoskins and new recruit Jonathan Forte.

The trip comes too early for Phil Gilchrist and Scott Minto who are probably out of contention and Michael Keane starts his four game ban after his red card on Tuesday night.

MillersMad prediction: tough looking trip and although in need of the points, we can only see a draw at best unfortunately. 1-1

League One
Bournemouth v Rotherham United
14 January 2006 - Fitness First Stadium - KO 3pm
At Bournemouth (15)At Rotherham U. (15)
Bournemouth960.00Rotherham U.960.00
Rotherham U.213.33Bournemouth320.00
Bournemouth271.80Rotherham U.281.87
Rotherham U.110.73Bournemouth171.13
On Neutral Ground (0)Overall (30 matches)
Rotherham U.00.00Rotherham U.1136.67
Rotherham U.00.00Rotherham U.391.30
Highest Aggregate9Rotherham U. 2 - 7Bournemouth1972/1973
Highest Bournemouth score:7Rotherham U. 2 - 7Bournemouth1972/1973
Highest Rotherham U. score:4Rotherham U. 4 - 0Bournemouth1994/1995
2000/2001Tue 06 MarRotherham U.3 - 1BournemouthLeague Division Two
Sat 14 OctBournemouth0 - 1Rotherham U.League Division Two
1996/1997Sat 11 JanBournemouth1 - 1Rotherham U.League Division Two
Sat 28 SepRotherham U.1 - 0BournemouthLeague Division Two
1995/1996Tue 20 FebRotherham U.1 - 0BournemouthLeague Division Two
Sat 02 SepBournemouth2 - 1Rotherham U.League Division Two
1994/1995Sat 11 MarBournemouth1 - 1Rotherham U.League Division Two
Sat 27 AugRotherham U.4 - 0BournemouthLeague Division Two
1993/1994Tue 05 AprBournemouth0 - 0Rotherham U.League Division Two
Tue 08 MarRotherham U.1 - 2BournemouthLeague Division Two
1992/1993Fri 26 FebRotherham U.1 - 2BournemouthLeague Division Two
Sat 10 OctBournemouth0 - 0Rotherham U.League Division Two
1990/1991Sat 23 FebRotherham U.1 - 1BournemouthThird Division
Sat 10 NovBournemouth4 - 2Rotherham U.Third Division
1986/1987Sat 09 MayBournemouth2 - 0Rotherham U.Third Division
Sat 13 DecRotherham U.4 - 2BournemouthThird Division
1985/1986Sat 26 AprRotherham U.4 - 1BournemouthThird Division
Tue 17 DecBournemouth1 - 2Rotherham U.Third Division
1984/1985Sat 19 JanRotherham U.1 - 0BournemouthThird Division
Sat 08 SepBournemouth3 - 0Rotherham U.Third Division
1983/1984Tue 17 AprRotherham U.1 - 0BournemouthThird Division
Tue 01 NovBournemouth4 - 2Rotherham U.Third Division
1972/1973Sat 03 FebBournemouth4 - 0Rotherham U.Third Division
Tue 10 OctRotherham U.2 - 7BournemouthThird Division
1971/1972Sat 08 JanRotherham U.0 - 0BournemouthThird Division
Sat 28 AugBournemouth3 - 1Rotherham U.Third Division
1969/1970Sat 27 DecRotherham U.3 - 0Bournemouth&BThird Division
Sat 30 AugBournemouth&B1 - 0Rotherham U.Third Division
1968/1969Sat 28 DecBournemouth&B1 - 0Rotherham U.Third Division
Sat 26 OctRotherham U.1 - 1Bournemouth&BThird Division