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Match preview: Rotherham (A)

14 September 2016

Nottingham Forest are targeting a first away win of the 2016-17 campaign when they make the journey to Rotherham United tonight (kick-off 7.45pm).

Following Sunday's entertaining Midlands derby against Aston Villa, Philippe Montanier takes his Nottingham Forest side to the New York Stadium this evening aiming to end Rotherham United's unbeaten home run in the league.

Henri Lansbury's late strike at Villa Park means it is now four games without defeat for The Reds in all competitions and a win in South Yorkshire tonight could take them as high as fifth in the Sky Bet Championship table.

Forest could come up against a number of familiar faces this evening as Rotherham look set to include former Reds Lee Camp, Kelvin Wilson, Greg Halford and Dexter Blackstock in their squad for tonight's clash.

Forest head coach Philippe Montanier will be without the services of Matty Cash and Thomas Lam after both picked up injuries at Aston Villa on Sunday while David Vaughan and Britt Assombalonga also look set to miss out.

Hildeberto Pereira serves a one-match suspension following his red card at Villa Park but Nicklas Bendtner could be fit enough to take a place on the bench while Lica and Nicolao Dumitru are pushing for places in the starting line-up.

Rotherham are monitoring Jon Taylor, Izzy Brown and Joe Newell ahead of tonight's game after all three were forced off during Saturday's draw with Bristol City while Lee Frecklington and Tom Adeyemi should be fit enough to play some part.

Nottingham Forest

Brighton and Hove Albion (A) - Lost 3-0
Brentford (A) - Lost 1-0
Wigan Athletic (H) - Won 4-3
Millwall (A) - Won 2-1
Leeds United (H) - Won 3-1
Aston Villa (A) - Drew 2-2

Rotherham United

Morecambe (H) - Lost 5-4
Aston Villa (A) - Lost 3-0
Brighton and Hove Albion (A) - Lost 3-0
Brentford (H) - Won 1-0
Barnsley (A) - Lost 4-0
Bristol City (H) - Drew 2-2

Danny Ward

Former Huddersfield Town striker Danny Ward has been an integral part of Rotherham's unbeaten home run in the league so far, scoring the first goal of their season against Wolves on the opening day and then the winner against Brentford two weeks later.

The 24.year-old struggled to make an impact for The Millers last season but has begun the new campaign well and will be hoping to strike up a good partnership with 19-year-old Chelsea loanee Izzy Brown in attack.

Alan Stubbs: “I understand fans are frustrated 100 per cent. I am frustrated, because I know the players are putting in a lot of effort and not necessarily getting the rewards that they should have got. That is the disappointment.

“We need the fans to get right behind the players and keep pushing them on because they can be the difference at times. It is not about picking fights. ‘Bring it on’ means I am up for whatever is thrown at me.

"That is not picking a fight. That is me saying I am prepared to roll up my sleeves – simple as that.”

Tickets for Nottingham Forest's trip to Rotherham United have sold out and no further tickets will be made available to Forest supporters.

Live audio commentary of the game will be available on Forest Player HD from 7pm while there will also be live text commentary available on the Forest Wall and on the club's Twitter page from 7.30pm.

Forest Player HD will also have extended match highlights from 12pm on Thursday afternoon, as well as all the reaction from the Forest camp after the game.

To win:

Rotherham United - 7/4
Draw - 12/5
Nottingham Forest - 6/4

To score first:

Apostolos Vellios - 11/2
Nicklas Bendtner - 13/2
Henri Lansbury - 11/1
Brighton 1-0 Huddersfield
Derby 0-1 Ipswich
Fulham 1-1 Burton Albion
Leeds 2-1 Blackburn
Norwich 2-1 Wigan
Preston 3-0 Cardiff
QPR 0-6 Newcastle
Sheffield Wednesday 3-2 Bristol City
Wolves 0-4 Barnsley
Aston Villa v Brentford (Wednesday, kick-off 7.45pm)

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