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Who are ya? Rotherham United
Nickname: The Millers
How to get there: By Car: From Gillingham, get onto the A2 and then the M25 anti-clockwise. Leave the M25 at Junction 21A, the M1. Leave the M1 at Junction 33, turn right onto Rotherway and follow Rotherham signs. Turn left at the first roundabout and right at the next on to the dual carriageway. At next roundabout go straight on and at next roundabout turn left and the ground is a few hundred yards on the left. Distance from Priestfield: 204 miles. Approximate time: 3hrs 35mins
Nearest station: Rotherham.
Last five games v Gillingham:
28/01/06: League One – Gillingham (Grant) 1-1 Rotherham (Williamson)
10/09/05: League One – Rotherham (McLaren, Burton, Butler) 3-0 Gillingham
05/03/05: Championship – Rotherham (Butler) 1-3 Gillingham (Flynn, Sidibe, Henderson)
18/12/04: Championship – Gillingham (Hope, Jarvis, Vernazza og) 3-1 Rotherham (Hoskins)
20/03/04: Division One – Gillingham (Ashby, Sidibe) 2-0 Rotherham
All-time record v the Gills:
Gills wins: 17
Rotherham wins: 13
Remember me? Justin Cochrane spent two indifferent months with the Gills on loan from Crewe last season and was released by the Railwaymen at the end of his contract, and has now joined up with the Millers where he will be hoping to live up to the promise he showed when he first broke into the Crewe side.
Man to watch: Delroy Facey. Facey is a much-travelled striker and has scored goals wherever he has played and seems certain to hit the net on a pretty regular basis for the Millers.
2006/07 prospects: Starting off on minus 10 points after their spell in administration, the Millers are facing an uphill task this season. However, their squad looks quite promising and if they shake the psychological worry of being bottom from the start of the season, they could not only avoid relegation, but do so with plenty to spare.