Rotherham are looking to extend their three-match unbeaten run away from home by taking points off the Bees. History is on Barnet’s side, and with a four-match unbeaten run, the Barnet boys will be firmly focused on three more points so they can continue to climb the table.
Rotherham boss Mark Robins believes his team must get points on their visit to London because they havn’t been picking up maximum points in their home games, and with their team spirit, believe they can head back home with all three of the points on offer.
He told The Star: ‘There’s a good team spirit among the lads and with every game they are getting to know each other a little better.’
And he thinks Barnet’s style of football will compliment the Millers because of the on-the-ground football Barnet play.
‘We’ve had a look at Barnet and they have a few options up front. It will be a tough place to go. Unlike the teams we have met so far, they do try and pass the ball and this might suit us.
‘We have to try and pick up points away if we aren’t winning any at home. We have had a decent start but you have to be winning your home games.’
Rotherham United Team News:
Ismail Yakubu is hoping to shake of a knock he picked up in last week’s win at Chesterfield. Giuliano Grazioli (on loan) and long-term injury victims Michael Leary and Kenny Gillet are out. Nicky Nicolau will take up the left-back spot for the next two months.
Josh Wright is available for selection after his loan spell was extended by a futher month.
Jason Puncheon and Robert Beckwith were doubts for the game but Barnet’s website has revealed they managed to train on Friday having picked up colds in midweek.
Jason Norville will be hoping to remain in the starting lineup after he netted the winner last week.
Likely Line-up (4-4-2):
CB: Yakubu (c)
Subs: Beckwith, O’Cearuill, Carew, Thomas, Hatch
Player to watch: Jason Norville – Striker
Another chance to paying back the faith shown in him by Paul Fairclough, along with proving he deserves a permanant deal.
Barnet Team News:
United are boosted by the news that Ian Sharps can take his place in the line-up once again. King and Cresswell, the latter on loan from Sheffield United, are doubtful with injuries.
Player to watch: Graham Coughlan – Centre-Back
Strong, powerful defender the Barnet attack will struggle to get past if they play the long-ball.
Match Facts & Stats
Barnet 1 – 2 Rotherham United
vs. Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday (home)