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Match Preview: Brentford vs Rotherham United

24 February 2017

All the info ahead of tomorrow's meeting at Griffin Park

Brentford vs Rotherham United

Saturday 25 February
Griffin Park
Sky Bet Championship
Kick-off: 3pm

The Opponents

Following a nightmare campaign so far, The Millers look all but certain to be playing Sky Bet League One football next season, sitting 15 points from safety with only 39 points left to play for. Rotherham brought in 10 new players during the summer under Alan Stubbs but their only win of the opening three months came at home to The Bees in August. Stubbs paid for that run of form with his job but new man Kenny Jackett lasted just 39 days, picking up a solitary point. Club Legend Paul Warne took over at the end of November and won three of his first four home games. However, since victory over Norwich City on 14 January The Millers have picked up just one point from seven games and are firmly rooted to the foot of the table.

Rotherham have just one point to show on their travels this campaign, coming in a 2-2 draw at Ipswich Town back in October. Saturday's game comes too quickly for Lee Frecklington, who has been out since early January, but Paul Warne will be boosted by the return of top scorer Danny Ward, defender Semi Ajayi, and midfielder Tom Adeyemi for the visit to Griffin Park.

The Gaffer

Paul Warne is a club legend with The Millers after two spells in South Yorkshire as a player. He joined from Wigan Athletic in 1999, going on to make more than 250 appearances for The Millers as they earned back-to-back promotions from Division Two to the Championship in 2001. He left in 2005, enjoying spells with Oldham Athletic and Yeovil Town, before returning to Rotherham in 2009 for another three year spell.

Upon retirement, Warne took up a coaching role at Rotherham United and was granted a testimonial in November 2012 for his services to the club. After Kenny Jackett's departure in November 2016, Warne was promoted to caretaker manager and was handed the job until the end of the season in January.

The Match Officials

Referee: Andy Davies
Assistant Referees: Robert Hyde and Darren Blunden
Fourth Official: John Brooks

Ticket news

Don’t miss out on a piece of history: celebrate the 50th anniversary of the fans saving Brentford by booking tickets now for tomorrow's match against Rotherham United. Prices are just £1 for Juniors, £5 for Young Persons, and £20 for adults all over Griffin Park.

Pre-Match Views

Dean Smith: “Our recent performances at home have been very good so we have to do that again”

John Egan: "Every footballer wants to be on the pitch, making a difference, and contributing to the team: I am no different”

Match Betting

Brentford 12/25
Rotherham 23/4
Draw 31/10

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Match Coverage

You can hear live match commentary on Bees Player from 2.30pm tomorrow, with Mark Burridge, Dave Morley, and Mick Cabble.

There will be live match updates on Twitter from 2pm.

Download the new Brentford FC app on android and iPhone and get all the coverage from Griffin Park in one place. Download for free here.


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