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Rotherham preview

28 September 2012

United ready for trip to New York

We look ahead to tomorrow's npower League 2 game at Rotherham United's new New York stadium.

Team News
Jake Forster-Caskey returns to United's squad as the U's get ready to face the Millers. 

Adam Chapman (foot) and JP Pittman (hamstring) remain sidelined, although Peter Leven could continue his comeback after featuring in each of Oxford's last two games.

It is unlikely that any of United's other walking wounded will have recovered in time to take part, although there may be a place on the bench for Harry Worley.

The game gives defender Michael Raynes an early opportunity to return to his former club - see his interview in Yellow Player for his thoughts.

The Opposition 

Rotherham boss Steve Evans will continue to serve his six-match stadium ban imposed by the FA for an incident when he was in charge of Crawley Town last March, meaning his assistant Paul Raynor will be in charge of the team.

Despite bringing in 12 new players over the summer, Rotherham again added to their squad yesterday with the signing of Blackpool left-back Bob Harris on a one-month emergency loan. The Millers will be without striker Alex Revell, who was sent off during their 1-1 draw at Barnet last Saturday.

Raynor said of the signing "There's no point adding to the team just for the sake of it, it needs to be someone who will strengthen the team. 

"We think if we bring in one or two more players then it might freshen a few people up."

Rotherham's Assistant Manager went on to say: “We have hit the heights and people will get carried away but they shouldn’t because this is a real tough division. Others are finding that out too. We have been a bit in-between really, we’ve had our dips and we need to stitch a run together. It is about results and, whilst we’ve done reasonably well, we haven’t got the results we anticipated.”

“Next up we play an Oxford side who look contenders on paper but as teams find out, it’s not played on paper. It’s about getting it to gell and gelling it together. We’re still working at that. They have some quality players in their squad and we expect a tough game.”


Tickets are available from the Oxford United ticket office until 4.00pm today at pre-match prices and are also available at the Rotherham United ticket office before the game tomorrow. Unfortunately Rotherham are unable to process card payments, so anyone buying on the day will have to pay by cash. 

Oxford United fans have been allocated 2,339 tickets in the Morrison South Stand for this game. Please note that this game IS NOT all ticket. Advanced price tickets are now on general sale. Prices for this fixture are as follows:

                                                ADVANCE           ON THE DAY

Adults                                       £18.00                 £20.00

60 & Over                                 £10.00                 £12.00

Student with NUS card               £10.00                 £12.00

Under 16s                                £6.00                   £8.00

Under 8s                                  FREE                    FREE  

Wheelchair and Ambulant disabled supporters; tickets are priced at £10.00 which includes a free carer.

There are three disabled parking spaces available at the stadium but these must be pre-booked before the day of the game. To reserve your space please call 08444 140737    

Getting There


New York Way


S60 1AH

Directions from the South:
-M1 Junction 33, take 3rd exit signed A630 Rotherham
-1st Roundabout (Junction with A631) at roundabout take 1st exit
-2nd Roundabout - A630 (Canklow Roundabout) take 2nd exit
-3rd Roundabout - A630 (Ickles Roundabout) take 2nd exit
-4th Roundabout - A630 (Masborough Roundabout) take 3rd exit
-Turn right onto Don Street after the council offices, and the New York Stadium is your second right.


Departure Times: Kassam Stadium 10.00am, Ice Rink 10.15am

Fares:  Adult Member £16.00, Adult Non Member £18.00

             Junior Member £14.00 Junior Non Member £16.00 

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