PR: Rotherham vs Hull City
The Tigers fresh from their fine 3-1 success over Blackpool look to improve on their first away win of the season when taking on mid-table Rotherham at The New York Stadium on Saturday.
The Tigers’ search for a Manager / Head Coach remains ongoing so Andy Dawson will continue take charge of team affairs, and will be looking for a similar performance to the one that secured the 3 points in midweek. He expects Rotherham to be no pushover after starting life back in the Championship on a positive note as they currently sit 11th in the table.
Matt Taylor has continued the good work from the departing Paul Warne since his appointment as Rotherham coach and will be looking to retain Championship status for a club that have yo-you’d from League 1 to the Championship for the last 6 seasons.
City will be hoping Tom Eaves doesn’t return to haunt them as many ex-Tigers have done in the past, so get your money on adding Eaves to that ever-growing list of former players scoring against us!!
Dawson will probably look to the same starting lineup which produced the goods at Blackpool so 8-goal Oscar Estupinan may well have to settle for a place on the bench as Dawson ponders with keeping faith with Wednesday’s starting 11.
Lewie Coyle is expected to return back into the squad after missing the last 2 games.
Brandon Fleming will also be keen to be involved again after his long-awaited return at Blackpool.
I am expecting a tough Yorkshire Derby with little between the sides. City should go into the game full of confidence after Wednesday’s fine victory so bearing that in mind I am tipping City to take the spoils with a hard-fought 2-1 win with Ryan Longman again to silence his critics with a telling contribution.
Report from Rob Black – in partnership with Hull City OSC.