Friday, 12 September 2014

Are Millers still finding their scoring feet?

It probably escaped most Championship fans attention that Luciano Becchio landed up on loan until January at Rotherham Utd on transfer deadline day. The Argentine striker has some pedigree having played at Leeds Utd and Norwich City and he is not the only striker at the club now who is going to be a handful for the Cherries to deal with, because Steve Evans has been building his squad over the summer with Matt Derbyshire, Fabien Brandy and Paul Taylor from Ipswich. He even had a cheeky little stab at trying to sign Lewis McGugan and Lloyd Dyer from Watford!

The Millers have started okay in the Championship with wins against Wolves and Millwall who were both early form teams, but scoring goals has been a bit harder to come by than Steve Evans would have liked and against Derby, Watford and Brentford the team has failed to score. Adding the quality of Luciano Becchio could just make Rotherham a different proposition now.

The summer also a move for Aston Villa's Jordan Bowery who was the Miller's record signing at the time. While he has not among the goalscorers so far, I'm hoping that he is  not saving anything up special for Rotherham's visit to the south coast. Jordan has been kept on the subs bench quite a lot though in the first few games, because Alex Revell has usually been getting the nod. Alex has had 125 games at the Millers and has scored 23 goals for them in that time.

Having won successive promotions, Eddie Howe will not be taking Rotherham lightly. Whether they have yet knitted into a team that is confident at playing in the Championship yet is still to be seen, but as they get a few results their confidence will grow. The Millers have been in contention in all of their Championship games so far and have not been at all out-classed, so I expect a very difficult match.

Rotherham Away Form

AFCB Home Form

If you think you know what the score will be make sure you tweet it to me and for those who are confident of picking up some winnings take a trip to Free Bet Negotiator. Finally, good luck to Sam Matthews who has a month on loan at Poole Town.

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