League Two

December 8, 2012

Full-time

Rotherham United

1 - 2

Gillingham

League Two

15:00 +00:00, December 8, 2012

The New York Stadium

Referee: Andy Haines

Ridehalgh boosts Millers

Team Stat Comparison

Rotherham United Gillingham
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 2 1
Points 79 83
Goal Difference 15 27
Goals for * 1.9 1.3
Goals against * 1.3 0.8
Last 5 W-W-W-W-W L-D-L-W-W
Last 5 home W-W-W-W-L D-W-W-W-W
Last 5 away W-W-L-L-L L-L-D-D-D
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Rotherham United | Gillingham

Competition Stats

Rotherham United Gillingham
Goals Daniel Nardiello 19 Danny Kedwell 14
Assists Ben Pringle 9 Myles Weston 8
Yellows Michael O'Connor 7 Charlie Lee 7
Reds Michael O'Connor 1 Charlie Allen 1
Squads: Rotherham United | Gillingham

Rotherham's on-loan defender Liam Ridehalgh will return to the squad for the home clash with table-toppers Gillingham.

Ridehalgh, on loan from Huddersfield until January 12, was not given permission to play in last week's 1-1 FA Cup draw with Notts County and manager Steve Evans must decide whether to recall him at left-back or stick with Courtney Cameron, who made his fifth appearance for the club in his absence.

Striker Kieran Agard has missed the last seven games due to a thigh injury, but returned to full training this week and could make the squad.

Evans has no new injury or suspension worries, but goalkeeper Scott Shearer (knee), defenders Dale Tonge (ankle) and Craig Morgan (foot), plus midfielders David Noble (hamstring), Kari Arnason and Lionel Ainsworth (both shoulder) remain sidelined, while Mitch Rose sits out the last of his three-game ban.

The Millers boss is not expected to make many, if any, further changes to his side, who are chasing a third straight league win.

Gillingham boss Martin Allen has a couple of unnamed injury concerns.

Allen is keeping his cards close to his chest regarding their identity ahead of the encounter although he did reveal youngsters Devante McKain and Nathan Nyafli, a defender and forward respectively, have been called up to the squad.

Gills welcome back first-choice goalkeeper Stuart Nelson after he missed last weekend's 2-0 FA Cup defeat at Preston due to a one-match suspension.

Defender Connor Essam also sat out of the cup tie with a dead leg and it remains to be seen whether he will be fit to feature.

Tom Flanagan is still sidelined due to his fractured metatarsal.

Leaders Gillingham go into the clash boasting a two-point advantage over second-placed Port Vale.