Rotherham United vs Luton Town preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Rotherham United host Luton Town on Wednesday in a Championship encounter that both sides will feel that they can win.

Paul Warne will be the slightly happier of the two managers after being quite unfortunate to walk away from Stoke City without a point.

The Hatters on the other hand, were well beaten and deservedly so. Their 3-0 loss to Brentford was their heaviest defeat of the season thus far, and it could well have been more.

It was a performance in which Luton barely threatened David Raya in the Brentford goal, and a game where another integral player picked up an injury. 

  • Team news

Warne admitted that he may need to make at least a couple of changes for this fixture. He also added that it cost the Millers not making any adjustments in the loss at Stoke. 

The Millers are still waiting to see whether midfielder Shaun Macdonald will be available for Wednesday night. The 32-year-old has featured in all nine Championship games this season and has been a key part of Warne's side since arriving in June last year.

Two players that may force their way back into the side for Wednesday's game are Ben Wiles and Kieran Sadlier, who have both been left out in recent weeks.

From a Luton perspective, changes are likely to be forced rather than optional. Rhys Norrington-Davies limped off against Brentford, with what looked to be a hamstring injury. 

The 21-year-old left-back has started every single game for the Hatters this year, which even spans to the EFL cup. The Hatters are facing difficulties in the full-back department at the moment with Norrington-Davies' injury only complicating things further. 

Chances for Luton have been limited as of late and could subsequently mean more changes in the midfield and amongst the forwards. Joe Morrell and if fit Harry Cornick may be preferred for Wednesday night's game.

  • Predicted lineups

Rotherham United (4-3-3)

Blackman; Harding, Ihiekwe, Macdonald, Mattock, Lindsay, Macdonald, Wiles, Sadlier, Ladapo, Jozefzoon

Luton Town (5-3-2):

Sluga; Bree, Lockyer, Pearson, Bradley, Cranie, Morrell, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Pelly Ruddock, LuaLua, Collins

  • Ones to watch

If starting, Wiles is an excellent talent that will look to cause the Luton defence problems.

The academy graduate had featured in all of Rotherham's opening fixtures until Saturday's defeat to Stoke.

He is a player that will want the ball all the time and will look to carve open the defence, with his intelligent range of passing. 

For the Hatters, on-loan Leicester City midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall is an intelligent forward-thinking player.

He did not have the best of games against Brentford but was a star performer in the two before that.

His ability to dribble himself out of dangerous situations, coupled with his desire to get on the ball and make things happen makes him a great addition to Nathan Jones' squad. 

  • Previous meetings

The two sides last met in League Two in 2009.

It was a strange season for both clubs, with Luton being docked -30 points and Rotherham -17. Amazingly, Rotherham managed to survive that year and would have made the play-offs if it was not for their deduction. However, the Hatters were relegated to the fifth tier of English football and stayed in the division for five years.

In that campaign in 2009, the Millers recorded two wins over Luton. Rotherham won their home tie 1-0 and the away fixture 4-2. The clubs did then meet the following season in the FA Cup where Luton ran out as 3-0 winners in a replay. 

  • How to watch

The game kicks off at 7:45pm and is available to purchase for £10 via the club's respective iFollow coverage.

Rotherham fans click here.

Luton fans click here.

 

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