Rotherham v Accrington

07 August 2009 11:34
Rotherham manager Mark Robins has lost Drewe Broughton (toe) for the team's opener on Saturday against Accrington.New signing Andy Liddell is struggling for fitness, but new signings Kevin Ellison, Jamie Annerson, Nicky Law and Paul Warne could all start. Accrington will hand debuts to on-loan striker Billy Kee, joining Paul Mullin up front. Alan Martin, Dean Winnard and Darren Kempson are alsoCoca Cola League Two Venue: Don Valley Stadium Date: Saturday, 8 August Kick-off: 1500 BST Coverage: BBC Sport website, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC local radio, Final Score & highlights on The Football League Show TEAM NEWS Rotherham manager Mark Robins has lost Drewe Broughton (toe) for the team's opener on Saturday against Accrington. New signing Andy Liddell is struggling for fitness, but new signings Kevin Ellison, Jamie Annerson, Nicky Law and Paul Warne could all start. Accrington will hand debuts to on-loan striker Billy Kee, joining Paul Mullin up front. Alan Martin, Dean Winnard and Darren Kempson are also set to feature. Midfielder Andy Procter is suspended but Bobby Grant could play. MATCH FACTS Head-to-head • This is the 50th meeting of Rotherham and Accrington in a competitive match. • None of the four matches between these clubs since Stanley returned to the Football League was won by the club playing at home. Rotherham • This is Rotherham's third successive season outside League One. They finished 14th in May, five places lower than the previous campaign. • The Millers won an opening day fixture for the first time in six years when they defeated Lincoln last season. They previously claimed maximum points from their first fixture in 2002, when they travelled to Millwall and won 0-6. Accrington Stanley • Accrington Stanley are on the verge of starting their fourth season since returning to the Football League fold in 2006, and they have seen gradual improvement, ending 20th, 17th and 16th in League Two. • John Coleman was appointed manager in August 1999, and is the third longest serving boss in English League football, behind Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger. • Stanley scored just two goals in their last seven games last season, registering blanks in five of those games. set to feature. Midfielder Andy Procter is suspended but Bobby Grant could play. MATCH FACTS Head-to-head • This is the 50th meeting of Rotherham and Accrington in a competitive match. • None of the four matches between these clubs since Stanley returned to the Football League was won by the club playing at home. Rotherham • This is Rotherham's third successive season outside League One. They finished 14th in May, five places lower than the previous campaign. • The Millers won an opening day fixture for the first time in six years when they defeated Lincoln last season. They previously claimed maximum points from their first fixture in 2002, when they travelled to Millwall and won 0-6. Accrington Stanley • Accrington Stanley are on the verge of starting their fourth season since returning to the Football League fold in 2006, and they have seen gradual improvement, ending 20th, 17th and 16th in League Two. • John Coleman was appointed manager in August 1999, and is the third longest serving boss in English League football, behind Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger. • Stanley scored just two goals in their last seven games last season, registering blanks in five of those games.

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