By Andrew Smith
Rotherham United are desperate for their first win since August 20 as they welcome Queens Park Rangers to the New York Stadium.
They are still without a manager following the exit of Kenny Jackett. Caretaker manager, Paul Warne, has insisted that he has no plans to take the job on a permanent basis.
Rotherham captain, Lee Frecklington, returns to the side following a groin injury. Peter Odemwingie is still serving a suspension after a sending off against Leeds United.
Millers legend John Breckin joined the coaching team this week to lend a hand to Warne. Speaking to the BBC, Warne said: “Everyone knows him. He is a Miller and he has said he will come in and help me and the club, so I am delighted.”
— John Breckin (@JohnBreckin) December 5, 2016
QPR boss Ian Holloway will be without James Perch through suspension. Stephan Caulker (hip) and Jack Robinson (hamstring) are doubts for the trip and both will be assessed before the fixture.
Jamie Mackie, who is in his second spell with the Hoops, is unlikely to be fit for the game. The 31-year-old returned to training this week for the first time since July.
Holloway’s return to QPR began with a 2-1 home win over promotion hopefuls Norwich City. However, two defeats in the League since then puts pressure on the team to perform.
— QPR FC (@QPR) December 9, 2016
Holloway told the Hoops website: “We have to make sure we go there and we’re not nervous. We have to embrace every challenge and face each foe as we need to. They have let too many goals in – they’ll know that – and in recent games so have we. So we have got to be on our game, solid and strong. Their crowd will be right behind them.”
Rotherham are without a win in seven against QPR, dating back to 1982, so the Yorkshire club will be looking to exact revenge and have any hope of survival this season.