Nottingham Forest v Rotherham preview
Last Updated: 21/09/18 11:30am
Aitor Karanka hopes to name an unchanged side as Nottingham Forest host Rotherham.
Forest beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 in midweek and, after picking up no fresh injuries, the Spaniard wants to keep faith against the Millers. Hillal Soudani is still struggling with a knee injury and faces a further two weeks on the sidelines. Fellow striker Daryl Murphy has been battling a calf problem, but might be fit enough for a place on the bench.
Rotherham are still without defenders Clark Robertson and Sean Raggett. The central defenders are missing with respective groin and ankle injuries and will not be fit any time soon.
Winger Joe Newell is still suffering from a troublesome hip problem and boss Paul Warne says that to play him at the City Ground would be a risk. Warne will head to Forest trying to arrest a 29-game winless run on the road in the second tier at a ground where the Millers have not won since 1955.
Nottingham Forest are unbeaten in their last 22 matches against Rotherham in all competitions (W11 D11) since a 3-2 defeat in September 1956.
Rotherham have won just once in 17 attempts away at Nottingham Forest in all competitions (D3 L13), winning 2-0 in April 1955 with goals from Jack Grainger and Gladstone Guest.
Nottingham Forest are currently enjoying a seven-match unbeaten league run at the City Ground (W4 D3), their longest such run since January 2016 (10 games).
Rotherham have lost 26 of their last 28 away games in the Championship, including all four this season.
Nottingham Forest striker Daryl Murphy has scored five goals in his last five league matches against Rotherham.
Rotherham's six Championship goals this season have all been scored by different players.
David Prutton predicts: 1-0 (6/1 with Sky Bet)