Rotherham United vs Derby County preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
Rotherham United's Matt Crooks celebrates after scoring their first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Rotherham United at the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough on Wednesday 27th January 2021. (Photo by Mark Fletcher/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Rotherham United will be looking to climb out of the relegation zone for the first time since December by claiming all three points over relegation rivals Derby County on Tuesday evening.

The Millers had been on decent form recently, including an emphatic 0-3 win over Middlesbrough this time last week, however, they suffered a home defeat at the hands of Swansea City on Saturday, so will be looking to bounce back.

Meanwhile, Derby have gone on a three-game winning streak for the first time since July, beating Bournemouth, Queens Park Rangers, and Bristol City on the weekend.

Team news

Rotherham will be without midfielder Dan Barlaser as he is isolating with Covid-19. Chiedozie Ogbene and Joe Mattock are both out injured. Clark Robertson, Ryan Giles and Freddie Ladapo are all in contention to start.

Derby are going to be without key midfielder Krystian Bielik after he injured his right knee again in Saturday's win over Bristol City.

George Evans was in contention to replace Bielik in the side, however, he left for Millwall on deadline day. Tom Lawrence and Curtis Davies are both out injured.

Predicted lineups


Blackman; Olosunde, Robertson, A MacDonald, Ihiekwe, Giles, Wiles, S MacDonald, Lindsay, Crooks, Ladapo.


Marshall; Byrne, Wisdom, Clarke, Buchanan, Shinnie, Bird, Knight, Sibley, Jozwiak, Kazim-Richards.

Ones to watch

Michael Ihiekwe

The centre back was a key player for them last term and has stopped up to this level admirably. The 28-year-old has the second-most clearances per game and the most interceptions per game for Rotherham which shows h good of a defender he is.

Colin Kazim-Richards

The Turk arrived on a free in the summer from Pachuca as a replacement for the departing Chris Martin and most had written him off before he stepped onto the pitch. Six months later and he is arguably the fan favourite. A leader on and off the pitch, he has also scored some crucial goals for the Rams, including the winner against Bristol City.

Previous meetings 

The last time these two sides met was only just over two weeks ago when an 86th minute strike from Jamie Lindsay secured all three points at Pride Park.

How to watch

This match will kick-off at 19:00 pm on Tuesday, February 2nd, and is available to watch by purchasing an iFollow pass for £10.