Doncaster v Rotherham preview: South Yorkshire derby live on Sky Sports Football
Last Updated: 10/11/17 1:28pm
Doncaster's Ben Whiteman and Joe Wright will both return to contention for the home game against Rotherham.
Midfielder Whiteman missed last week's FA Cup win at Ebbsfleet due to a knock, while a hamstring strain forced defender Wright to sit it out. Rodney Kongolo is available after being left out of Holland's squad for their forthcoming friendly internationals and striker Andy Williams (ribs) is expected to be fit.
Boss Darren Ferguson is still without strikers Alfie May (groin) and Alex Kiwomya (illness), plus midfielder Luke McCullough (knee) and goalkeeper Ross Etheridge (ankle).
Rotherham are unlikely to risk skipper Lee Frecklington for their first trip to the Keepmoat Stadium since 2007. mThe midfielder is back in training after a back injury but will not feature in the lunchtime clash.
Goalkeeper Marek Rodak is away on international duty with Slovakia Under-21s,so boss Paul Warne must choose between Richard O'Donnell and Lewis Price for the number one shirt. There is also a decision for Warne to make at left-back as Joe Mattock is banned and Ben Purrington is still out with a hamstring injury.
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This is the first meeting between these two sides since January 2007; Doncaster have won two of the last three (D1), as many as they had won in 16 previous encounters in all competitions (D3 L11).
Rotherham have lost back-to-back league games away from home against Donny; they haven't lost three consecutively there since January 1934.
Doncaster, who are looking to win back-to-back league games for the first time this season, have won three of their last five league games (L2) having won just two of their previous 16 (D4 L10).
Rotherham, who drew their last away game in League One 3-3 at Oxford, haven't gone two games unbeaten on their travels in the Football League since April 2016 (five games). They have won two, drawn three and lost 27 of their 32 away league games since then.
Four of Doncaster's last six league goals have been scored by Ben Whiteman (four goals total); only John Marquis (five) has netted more league goals for them this season.
Kieffer Moore has scored at least two more league goals this season (12) than any other player in the top-four tiers of English football. However, only two of his goals have come away from home.
Always nice to have a South Yorkshire derby on the telly on a Saturday! This should be a cracking game at the Keepmoat between two sides who usually know where the goal is.
Doncaster's inconsistency this season has hindered their progress, and while Rotherham have been on a bit of a bad run in the league of late, I fancy them to get back to winning ways here.
Prutton predicts: 1-2 with Kieffer Moore to score first (25/1 with Sky Bet)