The frustration, the stoppages, the time-wasting, the referee ... the story of Rotherham United 0 Wycombe Wanderers 0
PLEASE, bear with me while I begin this report in the style of a Wycombe Wanderers player. I’m feigning injury on the office floor and I’ll get up in a couple of minutes or so. Now I’m walking to the edge of the office as slowly as possible before being allowed back to my desk.
Rotherham boss Paul Warne was right in his pre-match assessment that Wycombe would be one of the toughest teams they face this season. It was never going to be about the Chairboys' expansive style or gung-ho attacking football. It was going to about finding a way to overcome their dark arts.
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Chiedozie Ogbene is not the sort of character to let his new-found international fame go to his head. That is the verdict of his Rotherham United manager Paul Warne, who has kept Ogbene on the bench for the first two League One games after an international break in which he scored his first goal for the Republic of Ireland.
Rotherham United Wycombe Wanderers New York Stadium League One Attendance: 8104 Referee: Robert Madley Rotherham United Wycombe Wanderers Vickers Stockdale Wood Jacobson Edmunds-Green Tafazolli Mattock (Ogbene 27) Stewart Harding McCarthy Ferguson (Miller 86) Obita Rathbone Gape (Thompson 90+5) Barlaser Scowan Wiles Vokes Smith
Rotherham United manager Paul Warne conceded his side did not do enough to beat their fellow League One promotion hopefuls Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday night. Rotherham and Wycombe played out a dour 0-0 draw at the New York Stadium with these familiar rivals who have been promoted and relegated alongside each other in recent seasons, cancelling each other out.
Two teams practically joined at the hip for the last two seasons could not be separated on a balmy autumn evening in South Yorkshire. Rotherham United and Wycombe have been promoted together and relegated alongside each other in the past two seasons, and are now firmly in the hunt to switch divisions once more.
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Rotherham United and Wycombe Wanderers go head to head at The New York Stadium on Tuesday night, in what looks set to be a big game at the top of the League One table. After thrashing Portsmouth 4-1 on Saturday, Rotherham go into the game fifth in the third-tier standings, three points adrift of the automatic promotion spots.
"It wasn't one for the purists" ... Rotherham United manager Paul Warne reacts to draw with Wycombe Wanderers
ROTHERHAM United manager Paul Warne felt both sides "cancelled each other out" after the Millers were held to a goalless draw at home to Wycombe Wanderers tonight. It was a game of few chances for either team and much time-wasting from the Chairboys who were happy to take a point back home.
ROTHERHAM United were kept goalless on a night of frustration against fellow promotion contenders Wycombe Wanderers at AESSEAL New York Stadium. The Millers dominated the second half but the visitors had come to spoil and, helped by a referee who let them get away with a host of delaying tactics, they managed the 0-0 draw they'd come for.
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SEVEN clubs are represented in our latest Yorkshire Post Team of the Week, with Rotherham United, Sheffield United, Huddersfield Town and Middlesbrough afforded two player nominations apiece. Our line-up in a 3-4-3 formation. Goalkeeper Brad Collins (Barnsley) Him again...Produced another very proficient display at Reading.
Rotherham United welcome fellow relegated side Wycombe Wanderers to the New York Stadium tonight for their next League One game. While the Millers start this game in fifth place, their last home game at the weekend being a four-one win over Portsmouth with Wanderers three points better off in second place and their last away game was on Saturday which saw them beat Doncaster Rovers two-nil.
the uninitiated stumbling into Rotherham United manager Paul Warne’s office this evening might think they are just watching a group of middle-aged men putting the footballing world to rights. They will be, but for the coaches who have just seen their teams go hammer-and-tong at each other, it will also be an important education.
Rotherham will make a late decision on goalkeeper Viktor Johansson and defender Michael Ihiekwe ahead of Tuesday's crunch clash with Wycombe. Johansson suffered a back spasm during Saturday's 4-1 win over Portsmouth where Ihiekwe limped off with a groin problem. Both men are doubts ahead of the Chairboys' visit to AESSEAL New York Stadium and were due to be assessed after Monday's training session.
ROTHERHAM United will take no risks with goalkeeper Viktor Johansson and centre-half Michael Ihiekwe in tomorrow night's League One showdown with fellow high-flyers Wycombe Wanderers. The pair are key men in Paul Warne's fifth-placed team and picked up back and groin niggles respectively in Saturday's 4-1 win over Portsmouth.
Rotherham United's Michael Ihiekwe will have to be '100 per cent' to face League One promotion rivals Wycombe Wanderers
Rotherham United's approach means they can only afford to play Viktor Johansson and particularly Michael Ihiekwe at home to Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday if they are 100 per cent fit, according to first-team coach Matt Hamshaw. Goalkeeper Johasson suffered a back problem and centre-back Ihiekwe was substituted with a knock in Saturday's 4-1 win over Portsmouth.
In search of a fifth consecutive league victory, Wycombe Wanderers make the journey to the AESSEAL New York Stadium for their meeting with Rotherham United on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the home side head into the clash looking to pick up a fourth league win on the bounce, which would see them draw level on points with the visitors.
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Rotherham United striker Michael Smith could not have asked for a better 30th birthday present. The Millers hitman celebrated his milestone age on Sunday by bagging a brace in a 4-1 win against Portsmouth 24 hours earlier. It came against his former club, whose fans were jeering him, and took his tally to 10 goals in his last 12 games as Paul Warne' s side continued to assert themselves as League One promotion contenders.
Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham United have both been handed home ties in the first round of the FA Cup. The Owls will host the Plymouth Argyle at Hillsborough, while the Millers will face Bromley at the New York Stadium across the weekend of November 5-8. Wednesday say that ticket information for the Pilgrims game will be confirmed in due course.
Rotherham United have been drawn against Bromley in the next round of the FA Cup which will be the first time the pair have met in this competition. Being in the Championship the Millers started last season in round three of this competition when they were drawn away at Goodison Park against Premier League side Everton.
ROTHERHAM United could be without two key men for Tuesday night's AESSEAL New York Stadium showdown with League One promotion rivals Wycombe Wanderers. Centre-half Michael Ihiekwe picked up a groin injury in yesterday's 4-1 home drubbing of Portsmouth that extended the Millers' unbeaten run to seven games while goalkeeper Viktor Johansson hurt his back.