How Saturday will work out for suspended Rotherham United boss Matt Taylor at Cardiff City

Rotherham United boss Matt Taylor on the touchline against Preston North End at AESSEAL New York Stadium. Picture: Jim BrailsfordRotherham United boss Matt Taylor on the touchline against Preston North End at AESSEAL New York Stadium. Picture: Jim Brailsford
Rotherham United boss Matt Taylor on the touchline against Preston North End at AESSEAL New York Stadium. Picture: Jim Brailsford
​MATT Taylor will be with his players before and during Rotherham United's match with Cardiff City on Saturday despite his touchline ban.

The one-game suspension, imposed for the manager's third booking of the campaign, prevents the boss from sitting in the dugout but doesn't preclude him being in the dressing room.

That means he'll be able to address his team prior to kick-off and at half-time.

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“The players are motivated on a match day so they don't need much geeing up, they just need a bit of direction,” he said.

Taylor will watch the Championship contest in South Wales from the stand and will be in constant communication with number two Wayne Carlisle and coach Dan Green.

“I'll be on the ‘walkie-talkie’,” said the manager who was cautioned last weekend in the 1-1 home draw with Preston North End for protesting over two first-half incidents.

“I showed my frustration by leaving the technical area and going towards the fourth official - not in an aggressive manner - and saying what's right and wrong,” he said. “I've been punished for that.”