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Robinson expecting tough Millers test

16 August 2021

Shrimps boss Stephen Robinson is expecting a tough tie when Rotherham United rock up to the Mazuma Stadium on Tuesday night.

The Millers were on the wrong side of a 1-0 scoreline against Wigan Athletic on Saturday, but Robinson knows that the South Yorkshire outfit are no pushovers. 

“It is another difficult game on Tuesday night against a team who has come down from the Championship, they are a very good side,” he said. 

“They are big, strong, physical - I have worked with a few of their players, Freddie Ladapo up front and they have a real strong athletic side that we will have to match. 

“We have to do that to allow us to play our football, our performance in the second-half [vs Shrewsbury] shows that we take the game to people, we are a very good side but we have to start well and match their physicality.” 

Paul Warne’s side have fluctuated between the Sky Bet Championship and League One in recent years under his guidance, but Robinson recognises how far Rotherham have come over the years. 

“They have grown since the last time I played in League One, they have a relatively new stadium, the fan base is very good and hopefully people turn out in their numbers after watching us on Saturday. 

“Rotherham will bring a few fans as well, the atmosphere at the Mazuma was fantastic at the weekend, the Shrimps fans really got behind the boys and it is another game to look forward to. 

“People are starting to notice us and that is down to the work that was done by the board and the players last season, it is just the start, we have to be realistic but we have made a great start.”

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