Brighton hope to return to winning ways, after 2 straight defeats since the end of August/start September; they travel to Yorkshire to take on rock-bottom Rotherham.
Rotherham have injury concerns with Stephen Kelly, Danny Ward, Jon Taylor Richard O’Donnell and Dexter Blackstock all sidelined with injuries. Lee Frecklington could return to the squad after recovering from an injury. The Millers slumped to their 4th straight defeat after losing 2-0 to Aston Villa thanks to goals from Jonathan Kodija and a Will Vaulks own goal. The top scorer for Rotherham this term is Ward with 9 goals, but as mentioned will miss out.
Form; L, D, L, L, L, L
FACT; 16 of the 17 points (94.1%) that Rotherham have earned this season have come at home; a league-high proportion.
Brighton will be without Shane Duffy after he broke a metatarsal in Saturday’s defeat to Nott’m Forest; he joins Gaetan Bong and Seb Pocognoli on the injury list as does Chuba Akpom after he picked up an injury in training last week. Brighton fell to their heaviest defeat of the season to Forest, after a brace from Zach Clough and Ben Osbourn inflicted a 3-0 defeat on the Seagulls. Glenn Murray remains the top scorer for the Albion with 17 goals.
Form; W, D, W, W, L, L
FACT; Brighton have lost their last two Championship games; they havent lost 3 in a row since January 2016, where the 3rd defeat was against Rotherham.
Last Time We Met: BHAFC - RUFC (16/8/16);
Brighton recorded back to back 3-0 home wins, after goals from Anthony Knockaert, Murray and Tomer Hemed followed up the 3-0 win the Seagulls secured the previous Friday against Nott’m Forest.
Brighton have won 18 of the 50 meetings between the 2 sides, with the Millers coming out victorious 17 times. Rotherham have won the last 2 games played at the AESSEAL Stadium, keeping a clean sheet in both games (1-0 and 2-0).
Bruno, Hunemeier, Dunk, Rosenior;
Knockaert, Stephens, Norwood, March;
Rotherham 0-1 Brighton