It's Miller time. Rotherham match preview

Last updated : 05 November 2004 By Michael Morris
City face a potential banana skin at Millmoor on Saturday. So far this season have played 17 league games and have lost 11 of them with their only points coming from 6 draws.

In their last two games Rotherham have taken a 2 - 0 lead and thrown it away both times. At Derby they ended up losing 3 - 2 and they held on for a 2 - 2 draw at Forest. Rotherham are currently 12 points behind City.

We don't have a divine right to go there and win but it would be disappointing if we did not come away with something.

It will a return to Millmoor for striker Alan Lee. City's leading scorer so far this season joined the Bluebirds from Rotherham for the best part of £1m 15 months ago and was disappointed with a dis-jointed season last campaign after injury forced him only make 19 starts with a return of just 3 goals. So far this season he has doubled his goal tally to 6 in 17 starts. Lee scored 35 goals in 95 league starts for Rotherham.

With the 0 - 0 demolition of Leicester and the 4 - 1 mauling of West Ham still fresh in the minds the news that City are set to be unchanged for the third game in a row will leave Bluebirds supporters expecting the right result on Saturday. City have to be confident but not to complacent as Rotherham have to win at sometime.

Paul Parry will continue in his central role playing up front with Lee. Both players scored against West Ham on Tuesday. With the movement and support from Ledley and McAnuff (who also both scored against West Ham) City have a 4 pronged revolving attack that totally ripped West Ham apart. With Gary O'Neil in command of the midfield City have created a most exciting attacking team. I've not even mentioned Graham Kavanagh who has withdrawn to a slightly deeper role.

Across the back James Collins will keep his place after two excellent performances and Tony Vidmar can expect the bench at best after his two match ban. Collins joins Gabbidon, Barker and Williams in the back 4 with Warner in goals.

Last season City drew 0 - 0 at Millmoor on the opening day of the season in temperatures that were more akin to the Mediterranean, it'll be a little cooler tomorrow with a max temp of 12 C in South Yorkshire and a slight chance of a drop of rain.