Two minute guide to: Rotherham

Two minute guide to: Rotherham

We preview the action as an injury-hit Vale side take on Steve Evans’ Rotherham United side on Monday.

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Port Vale

Manager: Micky Adams

Last game: 1-0 vs Milton Keynes

Form: W-L-W-W-D

Top scorer: Pope (16)[/col]

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Rotherham

Manager: Steve (boo) Evans

Last game: 4-6 vs Wolves

Form: L-D-L-W-W

Top scorer: Agard (24)

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Team news

Jordan Hugill: set to start the match

Vale have an injury crisis and could have any fifteen fit players to pick from. Striker Tom Pope is the latest to pick up a knock with the striker expected to miss the rest of the season. Jordan Hugill, who scored after replacing Pope, is set to start upfront.

Ruled out of the game are (deep breath)… Liam Chilvers, Rob Taylor, Chris Lines, Doug Loft, Tom Pope, Jennison Myrie-Williams, Joe Davis, Ryan Boot and Chris Neal.

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Possible Vale starting XI:

 

Johnson

Yates Duffy Robertson Dickinson

Lloyd Knott Griffith Dodds

Williamson Hugill[/box]


Pre-match quotes

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Micky Adams: Squad down to bare bones

“[We’ll] re-assess and see what we have got fit and available for the Rotherham game.”

– Micky Adams on the injury crisis

“Hopefully I could have a good run to the end of the season and get offered something. I am just concentrating on getting the goals in. I would love to stay here, the fans have been excellent with me and taken me in as one of their own.”

– Jordan Hugill


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Louis Dodds: scored in the last meeting

Last time we met

Vale ended 2013 with a win as they defeated Rotherham 2-0 thanks to goals from Louis Dodds and Gavin Tomlin.

Overall record

  • Vale wins: 25
  • Rotherham wins: 23
  • Draws: 12

Did you know?

Vale have won the last five meetings between the two sides including the side’s only previous visit to the New York stadium.


Connections

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Tom Pope: usually the centre of attention at Vale-Rotherham games

Striker Tom Pope is usually the subject of much attention after five goals in two games against his former club last season. However, Pope won’t make this game as he picked up an injury against Milton Keynes.

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More connections

robertsOther players to appear for both sides include:

Gary Roberts (above)
Exodus Geoghahan
Micky Cummins
Stewart Talbot
Alan Lee
Jeff Minton
Lee Glover
Steve Cherry
Bradley Sandeman

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Highlights

Action from Vale’s win earlier in the season.


And finally…

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A few facts about Rotherham’s manager Steve Evans…

  • Evans admitted cheating the taxman of £250,000 in court
  • He was successfully prosecuted for tax evasion
  • He narrowly avoiding being the first League manager to be jailed
  • He was fined £8,000 for impeding an FA inquiry
  • He was also fined £1,000 for insulting a match official

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