Rotherham v Leeds preview, including kick-off time and television channel

Leeds United's Chris Wood celebrates after scoring their second goal

The New York Stadium hosts an all-Yorkshire clash on Saturday evening.

Leeds' Pontus Jansson celebrates scoring their first goalLeeds' Pontus Jansson celebrates scoring their first goal

This is shaping up to be a long winter for Rotherham United. The Millers are cut adrift at the bottom of the Championship having won just once all season, with Kenny Jackett's side already 11 points from safety after just 17 games.

There would be no better time to try and start their revival than this weekend as they welcome Yorkshire rivals Leeds to the New York Stadium.

Garry Monk's side will be looking to bounce back having been comfortably defeated by league leaders Newcastle last weekend, and the Whites could end the weekend in a play-off spot if they win and other results go their way. 

The Key Battle - Greg Halford vs Chris Wood

Rotherham's defensive record is easily the worst in the Championship; the Millers have a goal difference of -24 having conceded 41 goals so far this season.

Home supporters will be looking to experienced men like Greg Halford to help them improve that dismal tally, though he faces a stern test this weekend against New Zealand international Wood.

Leeds' top scorer has eight league goals to his name this season and will fancy his chances of adding to his tally against the hosts' leaky defence.

Reading’s Ola John and Rotherham’s Greg Halford in actionRotherham’s Greg Halford (R) in action

Last Meeting:

A last-minute penalty from Greg Halford saw South Yorkshire triumph over West Yorkshire the last time these two sides met, with Rotherham running out 2-1 winners in a bad-tempered match which saw both teams reduced to 10 men.

Leeds go into the match without a league win away at Rotherham since 1982.

Rotherham United's Grant Ward in action with Leeds United's Luke Murphy and Lewis CoyleLeeds have a poor recent record away at Rotherham

Recent form – most recent last:

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Leeds - LDWWWL

Who’s the ref?

Stuart Attwell will be overseeing proceedings in this one.

He has taken charge of both these sides already this season; Attwell was the man in the middle for Rotherham's defeat at Huddersfield and Leeds' win at Wolves.

Sunderland's Duncan Watmore and referee Stuart AttwellReferee Stuart Attwell (R)

What time is kick off?

The game kicks off at 5.30pm.

Where can I watch it?

Sky Sports 1 are showing this Yorkshire derby, with coverage starting at 5.15pm.


Rotherham - 14/5

Draw - 5/2

Leeds - 19/20

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