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by The Rovers Review

Darren Ferguson is feeling confident ahead of the big South Yorkshire derby against Rotherham.

After missing the 6-2 victory over Ebbsfleet in the first round of the FA Cup, Joe Wright and Ben Whiteman have the all clear to return back to the team after completing training all week.
Will Longbottom will return to training next week following his injury, while long-term absentees Alex Kiwomya and Luke McCullough are back running on the grass as part of their rehabilitation.

Paul Warne’s Rotherham has had a positive start to life back in League One following relegation last season, as they sit just outside the play-off places in 7th position, but that doesn’t faze Rovers manager Darren Ferguson, “We go into Saturday’s game in a confident mood and the players quite rightly should be confident.
“I want my players to have composure and player the way we want to. I’m looking forward to it,” said Ferguson ahead of this Saturday.

Rotherham are without a win in their last three games, while Rovers have won two of their last three league games. Away from home, Rotherham have collected just seven points from eight games, but Rovers’ home form isn’t much better, only picking nine points from eight games at the Keepmoat.

It has been ten years since Rovers last met their rivals. In their last meeting, Rovers were on the winning end of the entertaining 3-2 victory at the Keepmoat Stadium in front of a crowd of over 12,000. Two goals from Paul Heffernan and a goal from Graeme Lee canceled out Rotherham’s strikes from Richie Partridge and Martin Woods that day.
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