Rotherham v Shrewsbury preview

Date published: Friday 23rd August 2013 10:43

Rotherham will monitor the fitness of David Worrall ahead of Shrewsbury’s visit to New York.

The 23-year-old winger, who scored the winner in the Millers’ 2-1 success at Crawley last week, suffered a strain during a midweek outing for the reserves but is expected to make it.

Striker Daniel Nardiello is fit and available after celebrating the birth of his daughter this week and he is likely to be on the bench.

Boss Steve Evans has no other selection concerns as his side aim to maintain their unbeaten start and register a first home win of the League One season.

Shrewsbury will be without Akwasi Asante and James Tavernier for the trip to Rotherham after the on-loan duo both returned to their parent clubs this week.

Striker Asante finally recovered from injury to start last weekend’s 2-0 victory over Swindon but has been duly recalled by Birmingham, while defender Tavernier has gone back to Newcastle due to a metatarsal injury.

It leaves manager Graham Turner even shorter on numbers with John Marsden (foot) and Dave Winfield (hamstring) ruled out for the long-term.

Right-back Leon McSweeney, released by Leyton Orient at the end of last season, has been on trial with the Shrews this week and it remains to be seen if a deal will be done before the game.

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Rotherham v Shrewsbury preview

Date published: Friday 21st October 2011 12:45

Rotherham will be without the suspended Guy Branston for their home clash.

The on-loan centre-half was shown a straight red card less than an hour into his second Millers debut in the 5-2 thrashing at Bristol Rovers last Friday and he now serves a three-match ban.

In addition to that suspension, Branston is also ineligible for the clash with parent club Bradford and the FA Cup first round in November, meaning he will be missing for the next five matches.

That forces manager Andy Scott into again shuffling his defensive line-up and with Ryan Cresswell, who has started running again after ankle ligament damage, also sidelined, it means Michael Raynes, Troy Brown and Johnny Mullins are vying for two spots in the centre of defence.

Defender Jon Harley is set to make his home debut following a loan move from Notts County last week but Mark Bradley (shoulder) is a long-term absentee.

The Millers will be desperate to end an alarming slide having lost the last five matches in all competitions.

Meanwhile Graham Turner may ring the changes ahead of Shrewsbury’s clash with Rotherham.

The Shrews have lost two of their last three matches in League Two but remain in the play-off positions.

Turner used a behind-closed-doors friendly with Cardiff on Tuesday as a platform for his fringe players to show their abilities.

Striker James Collins will be pushing for a place in the starting line-up after dropping to the bench in their last two games.

Carl Regan may be considered after coming through that friendly unscathed but Turner may give the defender more time to regain his fitness.

Reuben Hazell is the only long-term absentee with a knee injury.

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Rotherham v Shrewsbury preview

Date published: Monday 28th March 2011 3:46

Rotherham caretaker boss Andy Liddell has a doubt over defender Nick Fenton.

The 31-year-old was withdrawn after 45 minutes of Friday night’s 6-0 thumping of Lincoln with a leg injury and will be handed a late fitness test.

However, skipper Ryan Cresswell is now fully fit following a long lay-off with a broken collarbone and is ready to step into the starting line-up if needed.

Liddell has no other injury or suspension problems to worry about but has options available if he chooses to shuffle his pack.

On-loan duo Mark Randall and Callum Kennedy are both pushing for a return to the matchday squad after being left out against the Imps.

Top-goalscorer Adam Le Fondre, Jason Taylor, Omar Daley and Liam Henderson are also available for recalls.

Shrewsbury manager Graham Turner has Niall Canavan available.

The on-loan Scunthorpe United centre-back missed the 2-1 win over Bradford on Saturday as he was on duty with the Republic of Ireland Under-21 squad, but will be back to take on the Millers and could be in-line for his debut.

Defender Shane Cansdell-Sherriff picked up a slight calf problem against the Bantams but is expected to be fit.

Striker Tom Bradshaw is pushing for a start after he netted both Town’s goals at the weekend after coming on as a 74th minute substitute.

However, Turner has hinted he may use the 18-year-old as an impact player again to benefit from the opposition’s tiring defences.

Defender Jermaine Grandison remains unavailable as he completes the three-match ban for the straight red card he received during the 5-0 defeat to Torquay earlier this month.

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