The last time The Imps hosted tonight’s opponents Rotherham United was on Friday 7th February 2020, in front of a crowd of 9,876, including 1,745 away supporters. A goal from Matt Crooks early in the second half (47′) was enough to secure all three points for the visitors that night.
Ahead of tonight’s match, we have done a Q&A with a Rotherham United supporter, so thank you to Caz from Vital Rotherham for answering our questions!
How long have you supported Rotherham United?
I was brought up as a Miller so forever!
Where did you finish last season?
Next to bottom in the Championship, not a good season.
What do you think of your manager?
Warney is a nice bloke who is always ready to talk to supporters and looks after the players. Whether he is a good tactician is open for debate – and some of his substitutions leave me puzzled, confused, and often frustrated.
What are your hopes and expectations for the 2020/21 season?
We have to be aiming to go straight back up. Although I do wonder if it would be a bad thing to have another season in League One.
One(s) to watch?
We brought in Ollie Rathbone in the summer from Rochdale and he’s certainly caught the eye. Viktor Johansson is probably one of our better assets from last year. We have some good talented younger players but, at the moment, they are all loaned out.
Which teams do you think will finish in the top six in League One?
Hopefully Rotherham! And I would think both Sheffield Wednesday and Wycombe who came down with us. Sunderland have started well, though they do tend to peter off, and I wouldn’t put it past Plymouth to be up there and maybe Bolton.
Which teams do you think will finish in the bottom four in League One?
Possibly Cheltenham, Morecambe, Crewe with it looking like Doncaster too at the moment.
What are your thoughts on Lincoln City?
Nice friendly club. I’d expect you to finish above halfway. I see you brought in Hakeeb Adelakun who was on loan with us a couple of seasons ago.
What do you think the score will be?
I’ve gone 1-2 to us simply because we have to put last Saturday behind us.
Random fact about your Club?
The film ‘ID’ was partly filmed in Rotherham with Millmoor doubling as Shadwell Town’s home ground.
If you could steal one Lincoln City player for your own team, who would it be and why?
Have you got a centre-half we could have?
What are your proudest and most embarrassing moments as a Rotherham United supporter?
Every time we’ve gone to Wembley have to be the proudest, even when we’ve lost.
Never been too embarrassed to admit I’m a Miller.
Who would you say is your most underrated player?
At the moment it’s Dan Barlaser who doesn’t seem to be able to buy a start.
Do you have a Supporters Trust and what role do they play at the Club?
We do. They run courses, have workshops and get people active throughout the town including the young and disabled and adults with problems. One of their specialities is providing post 16 education in sport from a Level one in sport to a BA (Hons) in Community Coaching and Development.
Which was your favourite match involving Rotherham United?
Any that we win against our neighbours at S6.
Which was your least favourite match involving Rotherham United?
Any that we lose against our neighbours at S6.
Do you have a Former Players Association at Rotherham United?
Not exactly but former Miller John Breckin, who is the Club Consultant, (I think that means he does anything he’s asked!) does a great job of getting former players in on match days.
What is the best thing about Rotherham?
We are a family club and our players are often out and about in the community.
We know that there are people that would like to contribute towards the development of The Stacey West Stand but won’t be able to put in the minimum of £500.00 towards the bond, so this is a great way to raise some money together and donate to this project! You can donate via the link provided below!
Rotherham United (h - 14/09/21): Will The Imps Win, Lose or Draw?
— Vital Lincoln City (@VitalLincoln) September 14, 2021