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FA Cup 1st Round success, as EFL Trophy and League One action awaits for the Millers this week.

Last Saturday Rotherham United made the long trip down to Maidenhead United in the FA Cup 1st Round.

A Round One scalp looked to be on the cards for much of the game after Jake Cassidy gave the home side the lead in the 25th minute.

But the game took a vital swing in the Millers’ favour in the 54th minute when Aaron Massey was sent off for a late challenge on Ben Wiles.

Paul Warne’s side completed a quickfire second-half turnaround soon after, with three goals in nine minutes from Michael Ihiekwe, Freddie Ladapo and Matt Crooks. 

The Millers have now been drawn to face National League side Solihull Moors away in Round Two. This game will take place on the weekend of November 30th.

Tonight, Rotherham travel to face Lincoln City in the last of their EFL Trophy Northern Group H games.

The Millers beat Doncaster Rovers 3-2 at home in their last game, with Trevor Clarke grabbing a winner with ten minutes to go.

Doncaster then lost their final game 2-1 to Manchester United U21s, which means Rotherham need only to draw against Lincoln to finish above their local rivals and qualify in Second Place.

Man Utd U21s have already done enough to advance to the next round after winning all three of their group games.  

Looking ahead to this Saturday, Rotherham return to League One action as they host Accrington Stanley. 

Accrington have had a difficult start to the season in their second year in League One. They are without a win in three league games since their surprising 2-0 home win against table toppers Ipswich.

John Coleman’s side currently sit in 16th position, but they have only won one away game this campaign, which came against struggling Southend.

Rotherham have not fared too much better at home though. As their only wins at their own ground came in big wins against Coventry and Bolton.

Paul Warne will be hoping that his side can use this game to kick-start an upturn in form at the New York Stadium to put pressure on those currently above them in the promotion race.

The Millers sit in 10th place but they are just two points off the play-offs. It goes to show how tight League One is that the highest they can move up to with victory is 4th should other results go their way.

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