Aldershot Town V Rotherham Match Preview

The Shots will want to carry on their impressive recent form against Rotherham in their last home game of the season

Aldershot Town v Rotherham
Saturday 28th April
EBB Stadium

Team News – Shots Midfielder Josh Payne will be hoping to regain his place in the starting eleven for the Shots’ last home game of the season. Payne missed three games with a hamstring injury, but he was on the bench last weekend and could be in contention for a recall. Winger Adam Mekki will also be hoping to get his place back in the side. One man who is definitely out is Troy Brown. The defender is on loan from Rotherham and therefore is ineligible for the game. The hosts will still be without long-term absentees Michael Rankine, Alex Rodman and Ross Worner.

Team News – Rotherham Rotherham’s main injury concern is at the back as captain Ryan Creswell is suspended for their trip to the EBB Stadium. Cresswell was sent off in the win over Morecambe last Saturday. However some good news for manger Steve Evans is he might have Richard Naylor available for selection again after he has recovered from a long-term knee injury.

Form Dean Holdsworth’s men have been in good form of late. After beating Swindon Town last Tuesday, the Shots then went onto record an impressive 4-0 victory away at Burton Albion in their next game. Peter Vincenti gave Aldershot the lead after 16 minutes, but a goal from Wilko RIsser as well as a double from Guy Madjo in the second half saw the men in red secure their biggest away win of the season.

Rotherham have also been in fine form. Steve Evans’ men have won four out of their last five outings. In their last game they twice gave away leads before scoring in the 90th minute to win 3-2 against Morcambe. Lewis Grabban’s late strike was enough to keep them one point ahead of Aldershot, and five points off the play-offs.

Last Meeting: Rotherham 2-0 Aldershot Town 05/11/2012
The two sides last met back in November, and it was Rotherham on that occasion who took all three points. The Millers scored both goals before half time with strikes from Chris Holroyd and Lewis Grabban. Things went from bad to worse for the Shots when Ross Worner was shown a straight red card for taking out Alex Revell. With no substitute keeper on the bench it was left to Jamie Collins to put the gloves on and go between the sticks for the remainder of the game.