Following the introduction of new manager Kenny Jackett fans are expecting brighter days at Rotherham United.
During Alan Stubbs’ time in charge at the New York Stadium Rotherham United’s results were poor, and that would be putting it nicely.
With Jackett being brought in many are hoping that he can bring stability to a struggling side, and their next few games will certainly provide an interesting indication as to just how well they are going to fare under the former Wolves boss.
Ipswich Town – Away
The Tractor Boys are experiencing their own identity crisis under Mick McCarthy, and both teams will see this as a golden opportunity to get their seasons back on track as two former Wolves managers go head to head.
There will certainly be more pressure on Ipswich, who cannot score to save their lives right now, and with a potentially hostile Portman Road on their back Rotherham will see this as a chance to prove themselves. Unfortunately, their away record is less than stellar, and a bore draw seems likely.
Prediction: Ipswich 0-0 Rotherham
Preston North End – Home
One shining light in this game for the Millers is that they are at home, because Preston are in the form of their lives right now. They are really starting to click as a unit and could be considered outside contenders for a play-off spot this season.
Thankfully for Rotherham this game will come after Preston face a double header against Newcastle, so taking advantage of their fatigue and pushing them back from the first whistle seems like the most logical idea. Still, another draw would not be surprising given the visitors’ overall quality.
Prediction: Rotherham 1-1 Preston
Derby County – Away
Derby County are something of an oddity this year, especially given that the introduction of Steve McClaren has not had the desired effect in his first few games. They have the talent necessary to click at any given notice, but given their start to the campaign it will be a nervous atmosphere at the iPro Stadium.
Rotherham will likely need to set themselves up defensively and hope to hit the Rams on the counter attack, however that is easier said than done given how low the Yorkshire side’s confidence will be. A narrow Derby victory could be on the cards.
Prediction: Derby 1-0 Rotherham