Preview | Swansea City v Rotherham United

13th April
First team Stadium  in the surroundings

Swansea City will look to build on an impressive performance and victory last time out against Stoke City when they host relegated Rotherham United at the Stadium this afternoon (3pm).

It’s been a difficult season for the Millers, whose relegation to League One was confirmed on April 5 when they suffered a 1-0 home defeat against Plymouth Argyle.

However, they had a good win over Millwall on Easter Monday, and will be determined to pick up at least one more point this term to avoid equalling the division's lowest-ever tally.



Nathan Wood

Nathan Wood will miss the Swans clash with Rotherham United.

The defender was absent for the midweek win over Stoke City due to injury and, although Swans boss Luke Williams does not expect the problem to be a long-term one, he will not be available against the Millers.

Joe Allen, Kyle Naughton and Przemysław Płacheta will also be sidelined for the Swans, while youngster Sam Parker is also out.



Luke Williams: “It would be really disappointing for us to be at anything less than full tilt against Rotherham United on Saturday.

“This is going to be the message and, even if I didn’t say anything to the group on this, I think that would be the message between the players in the dressing room.

“I think they felt that against Stoke, they know there are things they need to bring."


Leam Richardson: “I'm here to try to make a difference and try to make the club a better club than it is right now. I don't think it's been in a good state, but hopefully we will move it forward.

“My standards won't dip. I'll turn up for work every single day, I'll turn up on time, I'll do my best, I'll work 24 hours a day, care about the players, care about the club.

“There's a lot I'd like to say, a lot I'd love to share, but I think it's got to stay private.”



Leigh Doughty

Leigh Doughty will be the referee for Swansea City’s Championship clash with Rotherham United on Saturday.

The Lancashire official will be taking charge of a Swans’ fixture for the first time this season, having most recently blown the whistle on one of our games in January 2022.

On Saturday, he will be assisted by Blake Antrobus and Andrew Dallison. James Linington will be the fourth official.



Rotherham home Joe Allen

Swansea City were held to a draw by Rotherham United on the Millers last visit to the Stadium.

Joel Piroe fired the Swans into the lead just before the half-time interval with a coolly taken right-footed strike.

But the Millers hit back quickly after the restart as Chiedozie Ogbene converted from close range.

Both sides had chances to find a winner, Piroe steering a header wide for the Swans, while Georgie Kelly was unable to convert from the edge of the six-yard box for the visitors as it ended level.

The game also marked Joe Allen’s 450th appearance in the top four divisions.



Liam Cullen celebration Stoke

2 – Liam Cullen has scored in two of his last three starts for the Swans, finding the back of the net against both Cardiff City and Stoke City.

4 – Wednesday's 3-0 win over Stoke City marked the fourth time the Swans have scored three goal in a match this season, with previous wins over Sheffield Wednesday, Millwall and Plymouth Argyle also seeing the Swans net three times.

18 – The Swans recent record against today’s visitors is good. They have lost just once to the Millers in 18 meetings since 2006.