Rotherham United Preview

Match Preview | Rotherham United vs. Cardiff City

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The Bluebirds travel to Rotherham United’s AESSEAL New York Stadium on Saturday afternoon in the final game of the 2023/24 campaign. 

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Steve Evans

Rotherham United’s manager is Steve Evans, who returned last month for his second spell in charge of the club. 

He previously managed the Millers between 2012 and 2015, achieving back-to-back promotions. 

His side finished second in League Two in 2013, before winning the League One Play-Offs in the following season. 

After leaving the club in 2015, Evans has since held roles at Leeds United, Mansfield Town, Peterborough United, Gillingham and Stevenage, prior to his return to the AESSEAL New York Stadium. 

Oliver Rathbone

It’s been a disappointing season for the Millers, who have been relegated to Sky Bet League One. 

The side have amassed just 24 points and are set to finish the campaign at the foot of the table. 

Rotherham are winless in their last five fixtures, having fallen to a 2–0 defeat away to Bristol City last time out. 

The Millers’ away form has largely contributed to their relegation, recording just four points on their travels this season.

Viktor Johansson

With the side struggling in the second tier this term, it’s been a busy season for goalkeeper Viktor Johansson

The 25-year-old joined the club in 2020 from Leicester City and has since become an important part in the Millers’ squad. 

A Swedish international, Johansson has a save percentage of 69% this season. 

In his 44 starts between the sticks, he had made a total of 177 saves, an average of 4.02 per match.

Kion Etete celebrates scoring for Cardiff City

The Bluebirds welcomed the Millers to Cardiff City Stadium back in September in search of a fourth consecutive victory. 

City achieved just that, building on wins over Swansea City, Coventry City and Sunderland. 

The key moment came with 56 minutes on the clock, with Karlan Grant showing his crossing ability, delivering a perfect ball for Kion Etete to head home. 

City’s striker almost bagged another late-on, as he forced a save from Johansson, but the rebound fell to Perry Ng, who finished to secure all three points for the Bluebirds.