Rotherham United vs Huddersfield Town

Competition: EFL Championship Matchday 4

Date: 03/10/2020

Ground: New York Stadium

Huddersfield Town vs Rotherham United has not been a league fixture for 3 seasons, with this being Town’s first of eight Yorkshire derby’s that they will play this season. Since 1993, Rotherham have only won once against Town and that was in 2015, even though there have been 19 fixtures in this time.
Town scored their first goal and points of the season last week in the 1-0 home win against an out of form Nottingham Forest side, in which Carel Eiting made his highly anticipated Town debut. The win leaves Town in 17th place.
Rotherham on the other hand are sitting in 14th place in the Championship on 4 points. The Millers beat fellow promoted side, Wycombe on the opening day of the season, then lost to Millwall, before picking up a point at Birmingham.
The last time this fixture was played in the league, Town won the game 3-2 thanks to a late comeback, courtesy of Elias Kachunga and Tommy Smith. Town were 2-1 down with 15 minutes left to play, before Kache scored in the 75' before Smith scored in the 90’ on Valentine’s day in 2017 to send the Town faithful into raptures.
This is a key game for two other reasons, it is the last game before the international break and it is the last game before the transfer window closes - 5th October. Although, EFL clubs are able to trade between clubs in the EFL and Premier League for an extra 2 weeks past this deadline.
The game gets underway at 3pm, Saturday, 03/10/20 at the New York Stadium.

Town Team News:

Karlan Grant is again subject to transfer interest from West Brom with Alex Nixon stating: “(West Brom) Making a major final bid to do Karlan Grant from Huddersfield. Odd structure to deal but may work.”
Christopher Schindler, Danny Ward and Lewis O’Brien remain doubts for the game. Although, it would be strange to rush any of these back into the side as after this game we have two weeks off. Town need all their players fit as after the international break, as they have 7 games in 21 days.
Naby Sarr should be available for selection after he travelled with the squad for the Forest game, although Crichlow and Stearman would feel aggrieved to be dropped after their brilliant individual performance against Forest.