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PREVIEW: The Imps V Rotherham United - Leasing.com Trophy

12 November 2019

City need a win tonight to be in with a chance of progressing to the knock out stages of this season’s Leasing.com trophy. Meanwhile, our visitors to Sincil Bank this evening Rotherham United, need to leave Lincolnshire this evening with a point from the game to go through into the hat for the next round.

The Imps defeated The Millers early this season as City visited South Yorkshire in the first away game of the SkyBet League One campaign and are aiming to replicate that by picking up three points again this evening in the Leasing.com Trophy. Paul Warne’s men have won one and lost one so far in this season’s competition and Rotherham need at least a point to unseat Doncaster Rovers from second place in the group so things are shaping up to be very interesting this evening in what promises to be an exciting clash.

City boss, Michael Appleton says his players will be ‘chomping at the bit’ to get the best possible opportunity to put the side with the best chance of progression with the only thoughts being on victory. Tickets are available to purchase tonight from the Club store at Sincil Bank or if you can’t get to the game, you can keep up with all the action and watch LIVE via WeAreImps iFollow for just £10, with full commentary coming from BBC Radio Lincolnshire – For details click HERE

Recent Form

Rotherham have picked up three wins from their previous five games before heading over to Sincil Bank tonight, they progressed to the FA Cup second round at the weekend after coming from behind to defeat Maidenhead United, setting up another clash with non-league opponents in the shape of Solihull Moors.  However, they were to suffer a blow when experienced defender, Richard Wood picked up a hamstring injury and had to be substituted before half time.

Prior to that The Millers tasted victory on the road at The Imps’ upcoming opponents this weekend, Gillingham, and City’s opponents last time out Ipswich Town. However, sandwiched in between those road trips was a defeat to Wycombe Wanderers.

Last 5 results: LWLWW

Manager’s comments

Paul Warne told the club’s official website that he will make a number of changes for the game against City this evening, although it isn’t an indication as to their intentions as they are fully focussed on getting the result needed to progress through to the next round.

“I'm going to freshen the team up. Obviously, we have another big game at home to Accrington on Saturday and the game last weekend on a heavy pitch which took a lot out of them so I'll be introducing some new faces to the group tonight.

 “We want to win the game and if we go behind, you'll see me looking to make changes to the team to try and win the game. We'll prepare for the game as we always do and there is no football team in the world that goes into a game wanting to lose and we'll be no different ahead of tonight.”

Watch Live on WeAreImps iFollow 

Watch The Imps in action live tonight for just £10, with full commentary coming from BBC Radio Lincolnshire – For details click HERE


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