Millers pair giving Scott selection poser

ROTHERHAM United manager Andy Scott faces a welcome defensive headache ahead of today’s game with second-placed Crawley Town.

Centre-backs Guy Branston and Michael Raynes, who missed last weekend’s victory at Bradford City, are both available again but Scott is tempted to keep faith with Johnny Mullins and Jason Taylor.

“The lads who have played have every right to expect to keep their place,” said Scott. ”They have done well over the last three games so I have a selection problem – but that is what I want coming into December where we need as strong a squad as possible.”

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The Millers are seeking a fourth consecutive victory today which would also extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to seven games.

Reflecting on the recent improvement in results, Scott said: “We had good individual performances from players but we were not having good team performances and we were making individual mistakes. We have cut them out now and look a bit more solid. It’s still evolving and it’s been difficult keeping a settled side but we are on a good run. But there are several teams in the league on good runs now and we are meeting another one in Crawley.”

Winger Sam Wood stands by to make his debut after moving on loan from Brentford.

“I want to play as many games as possible until my loan’s up,” said Wood. “I’ve seen the way Rotherham play. They have got the players to get into the play-offs and even into the automatic places.”

Big-spending Crawley are chasing a second consecutive promotion after coming up from the Blue Square Premier League.