In the final game of the regular League One season, Rotherham United host in-form Blackpool as they look to hold on to fourth place in the table.
Paul Warne’s Rotherham United side narrowly lost 2-1 in their last fixture to Plymouth Argyle, conceding a contentious penalty in the 91st minute which was scored by Graham Carey. Despite performing admirably in that game, Warne is looking to tweak his side that will face Blackpool in order to give more of his players additional match sharpness ahead of the play-offs.
The Millers are in fair form after winning three out of their last five games.
The visitors who are in 12th place in the league table have entered a period of great form and are unbeaten in their last five games. What is even more impressive is that four of these matches have resulted in the Lancashire side clenching all three points. The Tangerines drew their last game 1-1 with Shrewsbury.
The home side have no fresh injury concerns going in to the game. Darren Potter has returned to training but is not match-ready due to getting hurt in training. Striker Jamie Proctor has been ruled out for the whole season.
Gary Bowyer’s Blackpool side may have to do without Armand Gnanduillet after taking a knock in their previous game with Shrewsbury. Their top scorer Kyle Vassell who has scored eleven times so far this season also has some slight fitness concerns ahead of the game.Embed from Getty Images
Blackpool have clenched 14 clean sheets this season while the Yorkshire side also have the exact same number of clean sheets, this includes the exact same number for those at home and away which is seven for both.
Rotherham will only need a draw in this game to hold on to fourth place in the league.
In the last meeting between the two sides, Millers striker David Ball scored twice in the last 15 minutes to give Rotherham their first win in eight league games. Defender Kelvin Mellor put the hosts 1-0 up just after the 20th minute mark in style after smashing the ball in to the net with the outside of his foot, from 25 yards out. Richard Wood’s header in the second half could only find the crossbar in the 69th minute as the Millers piled on the pressure. Moments later Ball equalised for the Millers and he then completed his brace in the 87th minute with a header.
The game takes place on Saturday 5th May, 5.30 KO.
Follow me on Twitter: @GeorgeS_Sport