Head2Head & Team News - Lincoln City (H)

Last updated : 06 August 2010 By Deano
League Two
Rotherham United v Lincoln City
07 August 2010, 3pm, Don Valley
With Rotherham looking to maintain a top three challenge throughout the campaign this time around, visitiors lincoln have nothing to lose coming into Saturday's opener according to manager Chris Sutton and will be aiming for at least a mid-table finish this term.

Sutton has targeted pace to prove a significant asset throughout his side, something the Millers have struggled against particularly at the back in recent times. The Imps have added Gavin McCallum, Albert Jarrett and Mustapha Carayol over the summer along with another decent buy in central midfielder Josh O'Keefe who arrives from Walsall to try and help add a few more goals. Joe Anyon, released by Port Vale, replaces the outgoing Rob Birch in goal who left to join Notts County.

An experienced head in utility man Jamie Clapham bolsters their defence, whilst Rotherham old-boys Drewe Broughton and Delroy Facey are the nucleus of a physical attack, as you might expect from the managers own style of play down the years.

At Rotherham U. (46)At Lincoln City (44)
Rotherham U.2860.87Lincoln City1636.36
Lincoln City817.39Rotherham U.1738.64
Rotherham U.891.93Lincoln City711.61
Lincoln City471.02Rotherham U.551.25
On Neutral Ground (0)Overall (90 matches)
Rotherham U.00.00Rotherham U.4550.00
Lincoln City00.00Lincoln City2426.67
Rotherham U.00.00Rotherham U.1441.60
Lincoln City00.00Lincoln City1181.31
Highest Aggregate7Lincoln City 4 - 3Rotherham U.1953/1954
Highest Rotherham U. score:5Rotherham U. 5 - 0Lincoln City1934/1935
Highest Lincoln City score:5Lincoln City 5 - 0Rotherham U.1937/1938
2009/2010Sat 13 FebLincoln City1 - 2Rotherham U.League Two
Tue 24 NovRotherham U.2 - 0Lincoln CityLeague Two
2008/2009Sat 28 FebLincoln City0 - 1Rotherham U.League Two
Sat 09 AugRotherham U.1 - 0Lincoln CityLeague Two
2007/2008Sat 23 FebRotherham U.3 - 2Lincoln CityLeague Two
Sat 12 JanLincoln City1 - 3Rotherham U.League Two
1999/2000Sat 04 DecRotherham U.1 - 1Lincoln CityLeague Division Three
Sat 07 AugLincoln City2 - 1Rotherham U.League Division Three
1997/1998Fri 26 DecLincoln City0 - 1Rotherham U.League Division Three
Wed 10 SepRotherham U.3 - 1Lincoln CityLeague Division Three
1995/1996Tue 09 JanRotherham U.3 - 1Lincoln City(Associate Members)
1992/1993Tue 01 DecLincoln City0 - 1Rotherham U.(Associate Members)
1991/1992Sat 21 DecRotherham U.1 - 1Lincoln CityFourth Division
Sat 24 AugLincoln City0 - 2Rotherham U.Fourth Division
1988/1989Sat 11 MarLincoln City0 - 1Rotherham U.Fourth Division
Sat 05 NovRotherham U.2 - 0Lincoln CityFourth Division
1985/1986Sun 22 DecLincoln City0 - 0Rotherham U.Third Division
Sat 24 AugRotherham U.1 - 0Lincoln CityThird Division
1984/1985Wed 13 MarLincoln City3 - 3Rotherham U.Third Division
Sat 01 SepRotherham U.0 - 0Lincoln CityThird Division
1983/1984Sat 05 MayLincoln City0 - 1Rotherham U.Third Division
Mon 02 JanRotherham U.1 - 1Lincoln CityThird Division
1978/1979Wed 04 AprLincoln City3 - 0Rotherham U.Third Division
Sat 09 SepRotherham U.2 - 0Lincoln CityThird Division
1977/1978Fri 24 MarLincoln City3 - 3Rotherham U.Third Division
Sat 29 OctRotherham U.0 - 0Lincoln CityThird Division
1976/1977Tue 08 MarRotherham U.1 - 0Lincoln CityThird Division
Fri 29 OctLincoln City2 - 2Rotherham U.Third Division
1974/1975Sat 22 MarLincoln City2 - 0Rotherham U.Fourth Division
Sat 07 SepRotherham U.2 - 2Lincoln CityFourth Division
Tue 03 SepRotherham U.2 - 1Lincoln CityLeague Cup
Wed 28 AugLincoln City1 - 1Rotherham U.League Cup
after extra time, 90 minutes ?-?
Tue 20 AugRotherham U.1 - 1Lincoln CityLeague Cup
1973/1974Tue 02 AprRotherham U.2 - 0Lincoln CityFourth Division
Sun 27 JanLincoln City2 - 1Rotherham U.Fourth Division
Tue 28 AugRotherham U.2 - 1Lincoln CityLeague Cup
1964/1965Sat 09 JanRotherham U.5 - 1Lincoln CityF.A. Cup
1960/1961Mon 29 AugRotherham U.2 - 0Lincoln CitySecond Division
Wed 24 AugLincoln City0 - 1Rotherham U.Second Division
1959/1960Sat 16 AprRotherham U.1 - 0Lincoln CitySecond Division
Sat 12 DecLincoln City0 - 1Rotherham U.Second Division
1958/1959Sat 18 AprRotherham U.1 - 0Lincoln CitySecond Division
Sat 29 NovLincoln City1 - 0Rotherham U.Second Division
1957/1958Sat 19 AprLincoln City2 - 0Rotherham U.Second Division
Sat 07 DecRotherham U.1 - 2Lincoln CitySecond Division
1956/1957Mon 22 AprRotherham U.3 - 0Lincoln CitySecond Division
Fri 19 AprLincoln City3 - 3Rotherham U.Second Division
1955/1956Sat 24 MarRotherham U.2 - 2Lincoln CitySecond Division
Sat 12 NovLincoln City1 - 1Rotherham U.Second Division
1954/1955Mon 27 DecLincoln City2 - 3Rotherham U.Second Division
Sat 25 DecRotherham U.3 - 0Lincoln CitySecond Division
1953/1954Sat 17 AprRotherham U.4 - 1Lincoln CitySecond Division
Sat 14 NovLincoln City4 - 3Rotherham U.Second Division
1952/1953Sat 28 FebRotherham U.3 - 2Lincoln CitySecond Division
Sat 11 OctLincoln City1 - 3Rotherham U.Second Division
1950/1951Mon 30 AprRotherham U.3 - 0Lincoln CityThird Division (North)
Sat 28 AprLincoln City0 - 2Rotherham U.Third Division (North)
1949/1950Sat 04 FebLincoln City0 - 0Rotherham U.Third Division (North)
Sat 24 SepRotherham U.1 - 3Lincoln CityThird Division (North)
1947/1948Sat 24 AprRotherham U.0 - 2Lincoln CityThird Division (North)
Sat 06 DecLincoln City3 - 1Rotherham U.Third Division (North)
1946/1947Sat 10 MayRotherham U.3 - 0Lincoln CityThird Division (North)
Sat 12 OctLincoln City4 - 0Rotherham U.Third Division (North)
1945/1946Sat 15 DecLincoln City1 - 1Rotherham U.F.A. Cup
Rotherham United won 3-2 on aggregate
Sat 08 DecRotherham U.2 - 1Lincoln CityF.A. Cup
1938/1939Sat 08 AprLincoln City0 - 1Rotherham U.Third Division (North)
Sat 03 DecRotherham U.1 - 3Lincoln CityThird Division (North)
1937/1938Sat 12 MarRotherham U.4 - 0Lincoln CityThird Division (North)
Sat 30 OctLincoln City5 - 0Rotherham U.Third Division (North)
1936/1937Mon 28 DecRotherham U.3 - 1Lincoln CityThird Division (North)
Fri 25 DecLincoln City3 - 0Rotherham U.Third Division (North)
1935/1936Sat 14 MarLincoln City4 - 0Rotherham U.Third Division (North)
Sat 26 OctRotherham U.1 - 1Lincoln CityThird Division (North)
1934/1935Wed 09 JanRotherham U.5 - 0Lincoln CityThird Division (North)
Sat 29 SepLincoln City4 - 0Rotherham U.Third Division (North)
1931/1932Sat 05 MarLincoln City3 - 1Rotherham U.Third Division (North)
Sat 24 OctRotherham U.0 - 1Lincoln CityThird Division (North)
1930/1931Sat 18 AprLincoln City1 - 3Rotherham U.Third Division (North)
Mon 15 DecRotherham U.2 - 2Lincoln CityThird Division (North)
1929/1930Mon 09 SepLincoln City1 - 1Rotherham U.Third Division (North)
Mon 02 SepRotherham U.1 - 0Lincoln CityThird Division (North)
1928/1929Mon 03 SepLincoln City1 - 1Rotherham U.Third Division (North)
Mon 27 AugRotherham U.3 - 2Lincoln CityThird Division (North)
1927/1928Sat 24 MarRotherham U.2 - 4Lincoln CityThird Division (North)
Sat 12 NovLincoln City4 - 1Rotherham U.Third Division (North)
1926/1927Sat 07 MayRotherham U.2 - 4Lincoln CityThird Division (North)
Sat 18 DecLincoln City1 - 2Rotherham U.Third Division (North)
Sat 27 NovLincoln City2 - 0Rotherham U.F.A. Cup
1925/1926Sat 24 AprLincoln City0 - 3Rotherham U.Third Division (North)
Mon 19 AprRotherham U.1 - 3Lincoln CityThird Division (North)

Therefore we expect a tough weekend battle, and the key for Ronnie Moore's new faces points to being patient and taking time to keep the ball on the deck. Mark Bradley, a team mate of O'Keefe's at the Bescot Stadium has been brought in to do just that.

The Millers problems lay in defence though and it looks likely that latest recruit Exodus Geohaghon will start at the back to partner new skipper Ryan Cresswell. New signings Johnny Mullins and Luke Ashworth are both missing along with a host of injury victims. On the treatment table and also missing out are Dale Tonge, Tom Pope, Ryan Taylor and Nick Fenton, as Moore bids to strengthen his side before the weekend. Dean Holden, signed yesterday from Shrewsbury on an emergency loan, will provide much needed experience at right back.

Much will rest on the shoulders of last year's top scorer Adam Le Fondre, and it's hoped Nicky Law can play a more pivotal role in proceedings over the months to come.

Tom Elliott is Le Fondre's likely partner on Saturday, and the Leeds rookie will be looking to turn his pace and strength into goals to help the team's cause. Tom Newey should add some quality to dead ball situations and will be a steady recruit down the left side of defence.

We expect the side to line up something like this...

Warrington, Holden, Geohaghon, Cresswell (c), Newey, Law, Bradley, Harrison, Ellison, Le Fondre, Elliott.

Get the vocals warmed up and lets get the season off to a winning start. Up the Millers.

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