Rotherham United vs Accrington Stanley preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Rotherham United look to extend their lead at the top of table as they play host to Accrington Stanley at AESSEAL New York Stadium on Saturday afternoon.  Kick-off is at 15:00 GMT.

The Millers will be hoping to create a bigger gap between Wigan Athletic as the Latics play FA Cup football this weekend.

While Stanley will look to get over their barren run of five games without a win.

Team news

Paul Warne will still be without Rarmani Edmonds-Green as he expects the defender to return for the home game against Morecambe in two weeks. 

In his pre-match press conference, the Millers manager said that they would manage the minutes of new loan signing from Arsenal, Jordi Osei-Tutu and defender Joe Mattock.

For the away side there were major concerns in their last match against Morecambe when striker Colby Bishop went off at half-time but John Coleman confirmed there was no ligament damage. 

He will be assessed before the weekend’s match, if he isn’t fit enough to start, Joel Mumbongo on loan from Burnley may start his fourth match of the season.

Predicted lineups

Rotherham United: Vickers, Harding, Wood, Ihiekwe, Ogbene, Barlaser, Rathbone, Wiles, Miller, Smith, Grigg

Accrington Stanley: Savin, Clark, Nottingham, Sykes, Amankwah, Pell, Butcher, Hamilton, McConville, O’Sullivan, Mumbongo

Form guide

Rotherham come into this weekends clash after a big win midweek against struggling Doncaster Rovers

The Millers cruised to victory through goals by Mikel Miller, Ben Wiles, Chiedozie Ogbene, Jamie Lindsay and Dan Barlaser

This was the Yorkshire sides third league win in a row and saw them create a three point gap at the top of the table.

Accrington Stanley on the other hand came back from two goals down to draw with local rivals Morecambe on Saturday.

The draw meant Stanley haven’t won in their last five league games, their last win came against Saturday’s opposition on Boxing Day.

Ones to watch:

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Michael Smith is the Millers' top goal scorer this season with 16 goals in League One as well as six assists to his name.

The 30-year-old striker has scored four goals in his last five League One appearances but failed to join in on the fun on Tuesday night when Rotherham ran out 5-0 winners over Doncaster Rovers.

Rotherham are the league's top goal scorers this season and Smith will be hoping to help his side extend that statistic this weekend.

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The man that will be tasked with trying to keep red hot Rotherham and Smith quiet will be Stanley’s 6’3” centre half Michael Nottingham

The 32-year-old defender has been an ever present in the Accrington defence this season and has come up with four goals of his own.

The last time Stanley kept a clean sheet was the December 29, so Nottingham will be hoping to put that right and earn his side six points across the two meetings this season against the league leaders.

Previous meetings

These teams last faced each other on Boxing day where Accrington Stanley ran out 1-0 winners at the Wham Stadium thanks to a goal by midfielder Sean McConville

Rotherham however have won ten out of their 17 matches against each other while Stanley have won four, with the other three games ending in draws.

Where to watch on TV

This game isn’t being broadcast live on TV but fans outside of the UK and Ireland can watch the game using their club’s iFollow service.

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