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MATCH FACTS: CARDIFF VS ROTHERHAM

4 December 2014


Cardiff City vs Rotherham United
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium
Date: Saturday 6th December 2014, 3.00pm KO

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Cardiff City host Steve Evans' Rotherham United at Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday, aiming for a sixth consecutive home victory. Evans' side are currently only a single point outside of the relegation zone.

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MATCH FACTS
  • Adam le Fondre's goal against Watford sealed City's first away win of the campaign
  • A successful afternoon could see Cardiff enter the play-off spots at the end of play on Saturday
  • Alex Revell and Jordan Bowery are currently joint-top scorers for Rotherham with three goals
  • Steve Evans led the Millers to consecutive promotions, moving from League Two to the Championship in two seasons
  • Rotherham have only won once on the road this campaign

KEY OPPOSITION PLAYER: Alex Revell
Former players often have a way of returning to leave their mark, and this can certainly be said for Alex Revell. The forward struck twice in the League One play-off final of 2014 against former club Leyton Orient and ex-boss (Current City boss) Russell Slade to pull Rotherham back from two goals down, including an incredible 35-yard volley. Revell has made 21 appearances for the Millers so far this season, scoring three times and is currently joint-top scorer alongside summer signing Jordan Bowery.

ONE TO WATCH: Tom Lawrence
Wales U21 International Lawrence has joined the Millers on loan for a month from Leicester City. Lawrence came through the ranks of Manchester United but moved to the Foxes in the summer. He's yet to make an appearance for the Kings Power Stadium side but made his first start for Rotherham last Saturday against Blackpool and could be involved again in his home country. Lawrence has also been called up to the Wales National Team, but is yet to get on the pitch.

RECENT FORM (ALL COMPETITIONS)

Cardiff City: LWLDWW

Last time out: Watford 0-1 Cardiff City - Saturday 29th November 2014, Sky Bet Championship
Russell Slade guided his City side to a superb away win at Watford on Saturday afternoon. It marked the Bluebirds’ first victory of the season and lifted them to eighth in the Sky Bet Championship – two points off the Play-Off places. In the 12th minute, Cardiff deservedly went ahead. A very sharp looking Pilkington delivered a superb ball towards the centre of the penalty area, allowing Jones to rise and head goalwards under challenge from Gomes. Adam Le Fondre was on hand to walk the ball over the line with seemingly an age to do so and although Jones stayed down in the area during the aftermath, he soon returned to see 1-0 City on the scoreboard. It would be Le Fondre’s first competitive goal in Cardiff colours. City withheld Watford’s barrage of attacking pressure to secure the win.

Cardiff City: Marshall, Connolly (Fabio), Brayford, S. Morrison, Turner, Whittingham, Gunnarsson (Adeyemi), Noone, Pilkington (Ralls), le Fondre, Jones. Subs Not Used: Moore, Macheda, Daehli, Maynard.

Rotherham United: DLLDLD

Last time out: Rotherham United 1-1 Blackpool – Saturday 29th November 2014, Sky Bet Championship
A moment to forget for Rotherham goalkeeper Adam Collin gifted bottom side Blackpool a 1-1 draw in the Championship at the New York Stadium. Collin came rushing out of his goal to clear but missed the ball, leaving Steve Davies to roll into an open net. Earlier, Jordan Bowery had given the home side the lead after cutting inside from the left before slotting home. This point for the Millers lifts them out of the relegation zone, while Blackpool remain rooted to the bottom, 10 points adrift of safety.

Rotherham United: Collin, Wootton, Morgan, Broadfoot (Arnason), James, Ledesma (Revell), Green, Smallwood, Pringle, Derbyshire, Lawrence (Bowery). Subs Not Used: Frecklington, Taylor, Clarke-Harris, Thompson.

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LAST COMPETITIVE MEETING

2004/05: Saturday 6th November, Championship: Rotherham United 2-2 Cardiff City
City were made to settle for a draw despite going two goals ahead at Millmoor. Joe Ledley gave Cardiff the lead after 70 minutes before Paul Parry doubled the advantage four minutes later. Rotherham responded almost immediately through Paul McLaren's 25-yard volley before substitute Michael Proctor produced a superb volleyed effort of his own to level the match.

This was the second meeting of the campaign between the two sides, with Peter Thorne's double securing a 2-0 win for Cardiff at Ninian Park the month before.

Rotherham United: Politt, Stockdale, McLaren, Barker, Warne, Sedgwick, Swailes, Barker, Scott, Hurst, McIntosh. Subs: Gilchrist, Proctor, Montgomery, Mullin, Vernazza.

Cardiff City: Warner, Williams, Gabbidon, Collins, Barker, McAnuff, Parry, Ledley, Kavanagh, O'Neil, Lee. Subs: Alexander, Bullock, Boland, Vidmar, Jerome.

Tickets for this match are still available. Please call 0845 345 1400 or buy tickets online now!


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