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The Match: Rotherham United (A)

28 November 2014

Preview Saturday's Game

Rotherham United Vs Blackpool
Saturday 29 November 2014
New York Stadium
With the loan window now firmly shut Lee Clark has assembled the squad he'll have until the New Year, and the first test comes at fellow-strugglers Rotherham United.

The Millers are without a win in six and joined Blackpool in the relegation zone last weekend, after being promoted to The Championship in May.

The trip will be Blackpool's first to the New York Stadium, and if they were to crown it with a victory they'd move to within seven points of their opponents.

Unlucky not to pick up all three points last time out, Clark has further strengthened his squad, with a number of winnable fixtures coming up.

The first of which is against Steve Evans' men, who after a positive start have stalled in recent weeks, making Saturday's clash a crucial one for both sides.

Team News
Blackpool could hand debuts to new loan signings Kevin Foley and Stuart O'Keefe in South Yorkshire, after the pair joined before Thursday's deadline.

Clark will be without the injured Gary MacKenzie, Jacob Mellis and José Miguel Cubero for the trip.

Rotherham meanwhile could hands debuts to Scott Wootton, Reece James and Tom Lawrence, who all joined on loan this week.

In The Build-Up
The Seasiders picked up a point against Bolton last time out, Clark's second as Blackpool manager.

Rotherham were beaten by Birmingham last weekend, while they've also lost to the likes of Middlesbrough and Reading in recent weeks.

Previous Meetings
The two clubs have gone since 2007 without meeting, and The Millers were victorious that evening courtesy of a Chris O'Grady goal.

Blackpool's last victory over United came back in 1997 when David Linighan, Phil Clarkson, Tony Ellis and Andy Barlow were all on target for Pool.

Around The Championship
League leaders Derby travel to Leeds United on Saturday, while Bournemouth host Millwall.

Elsewhere Birmingham face Nottingham Forest and Wigan lock horns with Sheffield Wednesday.

Charlton v Ipswich (12:15)
Birmingham v Nottingham Forest
Bolton v Huddersfield
Bournemouth v Millwall
Brentford v Wolves
Brighton v Fulham 
Leeds v Derby
Middlesbrough v Blackburn
Norwich v Reading
Sheffield Wednesday v Wigan
Watford v Cardiff

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