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Preview: Rotherham United v Fleetwood Town

7 April 2018

Fleetwood Town will travel to South Yorkshire on Saturday looking for their fifth consecutive win in the Sky Bet League One.

Goals from Ashley Hunter and Jordy Hiwula ensured Fleetwood had a successful Easter Monday, leaving John Sheridan’s side with five consecutive clean sheets. Meanwhile Rotherham United struggled in their trip to Charlton Athletic losing 3-1, with Richard Wood scoring a consolation goal for The Millers in the 77th-minute.

Town head coach John Sheridan said… 

"I respect Rotherham, they're having a decent season so I go in there just thinking of Fleetwood and thinking of how we can affect the game and what we can do to carry on what we've been doing of late. If we can do that, we've got a good chance of getting something.

"They'll just want to win the game, they're at home. They've got the players in their team going forward and they score a lot of goals.

"We go there thinking that we're going to win the game, we're on good form and we've got a  bit of confidence."

Miller manager Paul Warne said…

"The lads are fourth in the table for a reason. I don't think we peaked during the unbeaten run. We lost on Monday at Charlton who are potentially the best team in the division on their day. We just haven't been right on song for the last few matches. We've got six games to put that right.

"We've got to move the ball quickly tomorrow because Fleetwood are brilliant out of possession. If we're to win, it's going to take a lot of patience and the support of the fans."

Form Guide

Fleetwood: W W W W D

The Cod Army have now been unbeaten for seven games in the Sky Bet League One, having won their last four games over Rochdale, Northampton Town, AFC Wimbledon and Bristol Rovers. They’ve conceded just twice in those seven matches.

Rotherham United: L D L W L

Rotherham’s last win came on 17th March 2018 in a 3-0 away win over Northampton, since then they have conceded six goals in their last three games.

We’ve Met Before

Of the five previous meetings between Fleetwood and Rotherham, both sides have won two games each and there has been one draw. Fleetwood’s biggest win was at the beginning of this season in which Conor McAleny scored two goals, getting Town’s Sky Bet League One season off to a great start.

One to Watch

David Ball is a name Fleetwood fans will be aware of. The 28-year old spent five years with the Cod Army, scoring over forty goals. The striker is now up front for Rotherham and so far, has scored eight goals and made two assists for the Millers.

Fancy a Flutter?

League partners Sky Bet have revealed their odds for Saturday’s game, making Rotherham United 4/6 favourites to gain the three points. Fleetwood are 19/5, while a draw is 13/5.

For Fleetwood to win 2-0 like they did back in August the odds are 28/1, and for McAleny to score another brace the odds are 25/1.

After five consecutive clean sheets, you can get odds of 9/2 for Fleetwood to make it six in a row.

A full list of odds is available at skybet.com

“I respect Rotherham they’re having a decent season so I go in there just thinking of Fleetwood and thinking of how we can affect the game and what we can do and to carry on what we’ve been doing of late and if we can do that we’ve got a good chance of getting something.

“They’ll just want to win the game, they’re at home, they’ve got good players in their team going forward and they score a lot of goals, they play on the front foot.

“We go there thinking that we’re going to win the game, we’re on good form, we’ve got a bit of confidence.”

"I respect Rotherham, they're having a decent season so I go in there just thinking of Fleetwood and thinking of how we can affect the game and what we can do to carry on what we've been doing of late. If we can do that, we've got a good chance of getting something.

"They'll just want to win the game, they're at home. They've got the players in their team going forward and they score a lot of goals.

"We go there thinking that we're going to win the game, we're on good form and we've got a  bit of confidence."

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Match Reports

Report: Rotherham edge five goal thriller as Town lose first game in eight

Eastham and Bolger goals not enough as Millers score late to claim victory

7 April 2018

It was not to be for Fleetwood Town as promotion chasing Rotherham United edged a five-goal thriller 3-2 on Saturday afternoon.

IGoals from defenders Ashley Eastham and Cian Bolger were not enough to rescue a draw at the New York Stadium, in a game which could have gone either way.

A Nathan Pond own goal saw the sides level at the break, with second half strikes from Joe Newell and Richard Wood sealing all three points for Paul Warne’s side.

Town’s head coach John Sheridan named an unchanged side from Easter Monday’s 2-0 victory over Bristol Rovers.

It was a bright start for Fleetwood with Conor McAleny, who performed well throughout, going close early on. After a quick counter attack, the striker saw his shot deflected wide for a Town corner.

From the resulting corner the traveling Cod Army were rewarded with a goal from Eastham after just five minutes. The defender poked the ball home after seeing his first effort well saved by the Rotherham keeper after Ashley Hunter’s corner.

Town’s lead however was short lived. Newell found space down the left wing as his cross deflected in off of the unfortunate Pond, ending the sides run of five consecutive clean sheets.

Tempers flared later in the half between the two sides as Rotherham couldn’t break through, as Town’s resolute defending proved to be vital. The Millers piled on the pressure, but our rearguard stayed strong as we kept it level going into the interval.

The second half started as fast paced as the first, as home side took the lead for the first time in the match.

The Millers corner couldn’t be cleared by the Cod defence as Newell’s strike from the edge of the box managed to find a way past Cairns, after travelling through a lot of bodies.

Town were not put down by the early goal and found an almost instant response. Hunter’s superb free kick found Bolger at the back post to head home to once again level the match.

For the majority of the second half both sides traded blows with some fast attacking football and some strong defending from both teams.

But it was the home side who managed to get the winner thirteen minutes from time. Newell whipped a free kick in from the right touch line to find Miller’s captain Wood who scrambled Rotherham back in front from close range.

Town went close in the dying moments through substitute Wes Burns, but Rotherham held out for all three points.

Rodak (GK), Vaulks, Ajayi (Emmanuel), Wood ©, Forde (Taylor), Palmer, Ball (Lavery), Towell, Purrington, Newell, Smith

Subs not used: Price (GK), Ihiekwe, Yates, Williams

Fleetwood: Cairns (GK), Coyle, Eastham, Pond ©, Dempsey, McAleny (Hiwula), Bolger, Diagouraga, Madden (Grant), Hunter, Sowerby (Burns)

Subs not used: Neal (GK), Glendon, Jones, Biggins

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Ticket News

Extra supporters coach added for Rotherham match

Initial coach travel sold out, with more added for trip to South Yorkshire

5 April 2018

Due to high demand, another supporters coach has been added for Saturday's trip to Rotherham United!

With the first supporters coach now sold out, a second has been put on for the travelling Cod Army, and is priced as only £10 per supporter. The coaches will depart Highbury Stadium at 10:30am. 

Tickets also remain on sale for the game, with prices as follows:

Adults - £23

Seniors (65+) - £13

18-21/Students - £13

13-17 - £8

Under 13s - £6

To book tickets or travel for this game, call 01253 775080, or visit the club shop at Highbury Stadium.

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