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GAMEDAY – Rotherham away
Blues hope to bounce back today against a Rotherham side who are struggling at the bottom end of the Championship, and who have a new manager in Neil Warnock in the dugout.
Rotherham lie in 22nd place, 14 places and 22 points worse off than Blues. They have not won in four games and have conceded seven goals in their last two at the New York Stadium.
While Warnock takes charge it was former Blues player Nicky Eaden who prepared the squad this week prior to the former Sheffield United, QPR and Crystal Palace manager taking charge. Andy Shinnie is ineligible to face Blues but former Blues players Chris Burke and Matt Derbyshire could be in the team.
Stephen Gleeson and Jonathan Grounds are both doubts for this game which could make for an interesting selection at left-back. Mitch Hancox is the other recognised left-back in the team but it could be Paul Caddis, Paul Robinson or even Ryan Shotton is preferred there should Grounds not make it. David Davis could come in for Stephen Gleeson while Charlee Adams could find himself on the bench again.
This is a tough one in that it’s a game I’d really expect us to win; however as Blues play a counter attacking style they may struggle if Rotherham decide to shut up shop. It could be that the creativity of Jon Toral and Diego Fabbrini is key in this game.
Richard Clark will take charge of this game. He has refereed 17 games so far this season, producing a total of 47 yellow cards and one red. This will be the first time that he has refereed a Blues match.
One red card (three match suspension served): James Vaughan
8 Yellow Cards: Maikel Kieftenbeld
7 Yellow Cards: Stephen Gleeson
5 Yellow Cards: Jonathan Grounds
4 Yellow Cards: David Davis, Jon Toral, Paul Robinson and Paul Caddis
3 Yellow Cards: David Cotterill, Michael Morrison and James Vaughan
2 Yellow Cards: Jonathan Spector and Neal Eardley
1 Yellow Card: Tomasz Kuszczak, and Clayton Donaldson
The cutoff date for 5 yellow cards to attract a suspension is November 30, 2015
The cutoff date for 10 yellow cards to attract a suspension is April 9, 2016
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