Rotherham v Derby preview
Last Updated: 14/09/18 12:05pm
Rotherham will be without defender Sean Raggett for the visit of Derby.
Raggett had an operation to repair an ankle injury on Monday and might not be back much before Christmas. Boss Paul Warne will hope that Semi Ajayi (Nigeria), Marek Rodak (Slovakia Under-21s) and Ryan Manning (Republic of Ireland Under-21s) all return from international duty unscathed.
Richie Towell will be hoping for his first start following his deadline-day move from Brighton, but Darren Potter (Achilles) is a long-term absentee.
Derby are still without Curtis Davies as he nurses a hamstring injury. George Evans is also out as he continues to recover from a knee problem, but the pair are not far away from fitness.
Harry Wilson and Joe Ledley are in contention having returned unscathed from international duty with Wales. Jayden Bogle has returned to training after an ankle injury but is unlikely to make the New York Stadium clash.
Rotherham have won none of their last 11 league matches against Derby (D4 L7) since a 2-1 victory in August 2002, a game which featured current manager Paul Warne.
Derby have only won once in their last 10 league visits to Rotherham (D6 L3), a 3-1 win in February 2005.
Rotherham have had more shots on target via set pieces (excluding penalties) than any other Championship side this season (9).
Derby haven't won five consecutive matches in all competitions since a run of seven under Steve McClaren in December 2016.
Rotherham have lost just two of their last 18 home matches in all competitions (W13 D3).
10 of the last 12 goals scored in this Championship fixture have been scored in the second half.
David Prutton predicts: 0-1 (6/1 with Sky Bet)