Rotherham United v Port Vale
26 December 2008, DVS, 3pm
The Millers line up to face a Port Vale side in shocking form tomorrow, with four defeats in the last six, a worst run than Rotherham themselves.
Without a league win at DVS since the 4-1 thumping of Grimsby, making it two on the spin in the league is the main aim after last Saturday's 3-1 win at Accrington, regardless of performance.
Mark Robins recalled strikers Richie Barker and Mark Burchill (right) in that game, and the latter should expect to keep his place after netting a brace.
Drewe Broughton (left) could replace Barker though after coming off the bench and scoring the third.
David Stockdale will continue in goal and Mark Lynch is fit again but unlikely to be involved, Pablo Mills is still a few weeks from fitness.
Vale boss Dean Glover is without skipper Marc Richards, who was red carded against Chesterfield and starts a three match suspension.
Joe Anyon will be recalled between the sticks after being passed fit, so Chris Martin drops to the bench.
Midfield man Simon Richman is doubtful with a ankle injury.
Glover told BBC Stoke: "We need to turn performances into results quickly if we are to have any chance of getting near the play-offs.
"Rotherham have got out of the trouble they were in and have a good side but we do have a chance of getting a result there. They've got some young players and a bit of experience too, they are a good side."
The Millers are set to reveal their new club mascot ahead of the game and matchday programmes are reduced to just £1.50 each.
Here's the head to head:
|At Rotherham U. (21)||At Port Vale (20)|
|Rotherham U.||14||66.67||Port Vale||12||60.00|
|Port Vale||3||14.29||Rotherham U.||5||25.00|
|Rotherham U.||44||2.10||Port Vale||39||1.95|
|Port Vale||22||1.05||Rotherham U.||23||1.15|
|On Neutral Ground (0)||Overall (41 matches)|
|Rotherham U.||0||0.00||Rotherham U.||19||46.34|
|Port Vale||0||0.00||Port Vale||15||36.59|
|Rotherham U.||0||0.00||Rotherham U.||67||1.63|
|Port Vale||0||0.00||Port Vale||61||1.49|
|Highest Aggregate||8||Port Vale ||7 - 1||Rotherham U.||1929/1930 |
|Highest Rotherham U. score:||7||Rotherham U. ||7 - 0||Port Vale||1972/1973 |
|Highest Port Vale score:||7||Port Vale ||7 - 1||Rotherham U.||1929/1930 |
|2006/2007||Sat 10 Mar||Rotherham U.||1 - 5||Port Vale||League One |
|Sun 08 Oct||Port Vale||1 - 3||Rotherham U.||League One |
|2005/2006||Tue 10 Jan||Rotherham U.||1 - 1||Port Vale||League One |
|Sat 03 Sep||Port Vale||2 - 0||Rotherham U.||League One |
|Tue 23 Aug||Rotherham U.||3 - 1||Port Vale||League Cup |
|2000/2001||Sat 27 Jan||Rotherham U.||3 - 2||Port Vale||League Division Two |
|Fri 22 Dec||Port Vale||0 - 2||Rotherham U.||League Division Two |
|1993/1994||Tue 12 Apr||Port Vale||2 - 1||Rotherham U.||League Division Two |
|Sat 30 Oct||Rotherham U.||0 - 2||Port Vale||League Division Two |
|1992/1993||Sat 20 Feb||Rotherham U.||4 - 1||Port Vale||League Division Two |
|Tue 01 Sep||Port Vale||4 - 2||Rotherham U.||League Division Two |
|1987/1988||Fri 01 Jan||Rotherham U.||1 - 0||Port Vale||Third Division |
|Sat 29 Aug||Port Vale||0 - 0||Rotherham U.||Third Division |
|1986/1987||Tue 27 Jan||Rotherham U.||1 - 1||Port Vale||Third Division |
|Sat 30 Aug||Port Vale||1 - 1||Rotherham U.||Third Division |
|1983/1984||Mon 02 Apr||Port Vale||2 - 3||Rotherham U.||Third Division |
|Sat 03 Sep||Rotherham U.||2 - 1||Port Vale||Third Division |
|1977/1978||Sat 01 Apr||Rotherham U.||2 - 0||Port Vale||Third Division |
|Sat 31 Dec||Port Vale||3 - 0||Rotherham U.||Third Division |
|1976/1977||Sat 14 May||Port Vale||1 - 4||Rotherham U.||Third Division |
|Sat 18 Dec||Rotherham U.||1 - 1||Port Vale||Third Division |
|1975/1976||Sat 06 Mar||Rotherham U.||1 - 2||Port Vale||Third Division |
|Sat 01 Nov||Port Vale||1 - 0||Rotherham U.||Third Division |
|1972/1973||Mon 26 Feb||Port Vale||4 - 1||Rotherham U.||Third Division |
|Sat 26 Aug||Rotherham U.||7 - 0||Port Vale||Third Division |
|1971/1972||Mon 08 May||Port Vale||1 - 2||Rotherham U.||Third Division |
|Tue 18 Apr||Rotherham U.||3 - 0||Port Vale||Third Division |
|1970/1971||Sat 06 Mar||Rotherham U.||2 - 1||Port Vale||Third Division |
|Sat 24 Oct||Port Vale||1 - 0||Rotherham U.||Third Division |
|1956/1957||Sat 27 Apr||Port Vale||2 - 1||Rotherham U.||Second Division |
|Tue 01 Jan||Rotherham U.||1 - 0||Port Vale||Second Division |
|1955/1956||Sat 24 Dec||Port Vale||4 - 1||Rotherham U.||Second Division |
|Sat 27 Aug||Rotherham U.||1 - 0||Port Vale||Second Division |
|1954/1955||Sat 30 Apr||Port Vale||1 - 0||Rotherham U.||Second Division |
|Sat 11 Dec||Rotherham U.||3 - 0||Port Vale||Second Division |
|1937/1938||Sat 23 Apr||Rotherham U.||3 - 2||Port Vale||Third Division (North) |
|Mon 03 Jan||Port Vale||0 - 0||Rotherham U.||Third Division (North) |
|1936/1937||Sat 06 Feb||Port Vale||2 - 1||Rotherham U.||Third Division (North) |
|Sat 03 Oct||Rotherham U.||2 - 0||Port Vale||Third Division (North) |
|1929/1930||Sat 22 Feb||Port Vale||7 - 1||Rotherham U.||Third Division (North) |
|Sat 19 Oct||Rotherham U.||2 - 2||Port Vale||Third Division (North) |