ROTHERHAM UNITED v CARDIFF CITY
Venue: New York Stadium
Date: Saturday 19th September 2015, 3pm K.O.
The Bluebirds travel to South Yorkshire to take on Rotherham United in our fourth away match of the 2015/16 League campaign.
Along with Blackburn Rovers, Rotherham United are one of two Clubs yet to record a win in the 2015/16 Sky Bet Championship. Draws at home to Bolton Wanderers and away to Charlton Athletic have provided the Millers with their only points so far, leaving them in last place in the table.
Steve Evans’s men have averaged a goal a game, as Jonson Clarke-Harris has lead the way with his three strikes. Elsewhere in the squad, Danny Collins, Paul Green and newly announced skipper Lee Frecklington are vital members, while Matt Derbyshire and Jordan Bowery should chip in with goals.
Despite losing Craig Morgan and Ben Pringle to Wigan and Fulham respectively, the South Yorkshire side have also brought in a host of new recruits over the summer. Greg Halford, Aidy White, Emmanuel Ledesma and ex-Peterborough midfielder Joe Newell are among the new faces at the New York Stadium.
City forward Alex Revell is one of Rotherham United’s recent heroes, having starred in their promotion to the second tier. The thirty-two year old signed for the Millers in 2011, before scoring a total of twenty-eight League goals for the Club. Three of those came in the League One Play-Offs – including a sensational forty yard volley in the Final at Wembley to take the match to penalties.
Another City striker fondly remembered in South Yorkshire is Adam Le Fondre, currently on loan at Wolves. After starting his career at Stockport County and Rochdale, Alfie netted an astonishing fifty-four goals in ninety-six games for the Millers, before joining Reading.
A thundering Ninian Park atmosphere spurred Cardiff City on to come back from two goals down against Rotherham in January 2004.
The Millers got off to a superb start, scoring twice in the opening ten minutes in front of the Grange End through Stewart Talbot and John Mullin.
However, City struck back through a perfectly directed, trademark header from Peter Thorne, before the Bluebirds’ skipper Graham Kavanagh ran on to a knock-down to power his men level.
The half-time whistle had still not been blown when Robert Earnshaw then raced on to a through ball, rounded Mike Pollitt in the Miller’s goal and rolled the ball into the net to complete a remarkable comeback.
Cardiff City: Margetson, Weston, Prior, Gabbidon, Vidmar, Langley, Boland, Kavanagh, Parry, Thorne, Earnshaw.
Subs: Lee, Whalley, Croft, Campbell, Alexander.
Rotherham United: Pollitt, Shaun Barker, Swailes, Branston, Hurst, Sedgwick, Talbot, Mullin, Warne, Richard Barker, Byfield.
Subs: Montgomery, Minto, Monkhouse, Daws, Garner.
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