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1Lincoln City6414
2Colchester6812
3Newport County6-212
4Luton6511
5Wycombe6311
6Exeter6310
7Grimsby6210
8Accrington Stanley6110
9Cambridge Utd639
10Forest Green629
11Carlisle619
12Mansfield608
13Cheltenham6-68
14Crewe617
15Notts County6-27
16Coventry6-47
17Barnet6-36
18Morecambe6-36
19Swindon6-45
20Yeovil6-44
21Chesterfield6-74
22Port Vale6-74
23Crawley Town6-43
24Stevenage6-92

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Is the squad strong enough to challenge for promotion?

Strong yes
Weak yes
Neutral
Weak no
Strong no


Home Sweet Home
Home Sweet Home

Grimsby v Rotherham

By: Alex Green
Date: 11/04/2008

WITH nothing but pride to play for Grimsby have the chance to finish in the top half of the table and a win over local rivals Rotherham will bring us three points closer to that.

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The Opposition

Overview

On the pitch The Millers were looking at a play-off place and a hope of returning to League One football next campaign until the unfortunate turn of events off the pitch. After finally succumbing to relegation last year after clawing back the ten points they were deducted last season Rotherham fans now find themselves facing the same problem. After the relegation to the bottom rung it seemed The Millers were ready to make an instant return to League One via the play-offs or maybe even automatic promotion but not only their own ground has been their downfall giving them no collateral to be able to play with against the administrators. The Administrators have now returned to Millmoor to pick again at the carcass of the Yorkshire club and another 10 point deduction lay to rest any chance of an immediate return to League One.

The Team
The troubles of the pitch are now been emulated on it with the Millers dismal run of form hitting home with nothing left to play for 6 defeats in 9 games and several hammerings too: 4-1 Rochdale and 5-1 at Morecambe. All in all the season has turned out to be a disaster for Mark Robins (left) men and after such a promising start Robins will hope to build for next year. With a strong core around the place Robins will hope financial restraints aren't too critical and that players will want to stay after differing their own wages for a number of weeks now. The young talent Rotherham possesses has been crucial in this season early resurgent and any hope of surviving and maybe even chance of returning to League One will rest on their shoulders if they decide to stay.

Key Player
Chris O’Grady. The former Leicester City striker has an impressive past naming his highlight as scoring a penalty against Internazionale which is something different at this level. Otherwise the 21-year-old has started his career brightly with an impressive resume at Leicester, Notts County Rushden and now Rotherham. O’Grady seems to have started the season in the same vein with three goals from seven and some impressive displays of maturity. The front man will be given the chance to lead the front line at the weekend after impressing in the last few games

Recent Form

TownRotherham
LRochdale(h)1-3
LMK Dons(w)0-2
LBrentford(h)1-2
WMansfield(a)2-1
LDarlington(a)2-3
Currently 12th in League Two.
LBrentford(h)1-2
LMorecambe(a)1-5
LRochdale(a)1-4
DBradford(h)1-1
WChesterfield(h)2-1
Currently 13th in League Two.

Top Scorers

TownRotherham
Danny North10
Danny Boshell7
Holmes13
O'Grady11
Hudson8

Team News

TownRotherham

  • Town have a number of injuries with Bolland, Atkinson. Whittle and Hunt all doubts.
  • Ian Sharps (hernia), Stephen Brogan (leg) are long term injuries.

  • Tom Cahill and Ian Ross have both recovered from knocks.
  • Probable Teams

    TownRotherham
    G1Barnes
    D5Bennett
    D6Fenton
    D3Newey
    M2Clarke
    M10Toner
    M11Boshell
    M17Hegarty
    M7Till
    F9North
    F23Butler
    G1Warrington
    DTBACresswell
    D5Sharps
    D6Coughlan
    D12Joseph
    M7Todd
    MTBABean
    M4Harrison
    M17Newsham
    F15O’Grady
    F21Cahill

    Subs

    TownRotherham
    13Montgomery
    22Bird
    8Bolland
    20Taylor
    19Jones
    TBAAnnerson
    18Duncum
    8P Holmes
    9D Holmes
    3Hurst

    Head to Head

    Town have a poor record against Rotherham, both recently and in years gone by. Grimsby have only won one of the six games this Millennium.

    P 52 W 17 D 11 L24 F67 A 72

    Rotherham Head-to-Head (79th on The Opposition Ladder)

    Last Meeting

    Rotherham 2 Grimsby 1 (Sat 03rd November 2008)

    Nick Fenton levelled the game for Town then got himself sent off.

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    Prediction

    Grimsby Town 1-0 Rotherham

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