Rotherham United benefit from Aaron Ramsey situation at Cardiff City

Rotherham United manager Matt Taylor whose Rotherham United team are due to face Cardiff City in the Championship. Picture: Jim BrailsfordRotherham United manager Matt Taylor whose Rotherham United team are due to face Cardiff City in the Championship. Picture: Jim Brailsford
Rotherham United manager Matt Taylor whose Rotherham United team are due to face Cardiff City in the Championship. Picture: Jim Brailsford
ROTHERHAM United have been handed a huge boost as they gear up for tomorrow's Championship test at Cardiff City by the news that the Bluebirds will be missing their star player.

Former Arsenal and Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey hit three goals in the first six league games of the season but is now out of action with a knee injury.

The 32-year-old Welsh international has been sidelined for the last two matches and won't be available to face the Millers.

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Rotherham manager Matt Taylor had referenced the threat of Ramsey in his pre-match press conference earlier this week.

The 23rd-placed Millers, who have looked strong on their own turf, are seeking to put their first away points of the campaign on the board in South Wales against opponents one spot outside the play-offs and with five wins in their last six league outings.

"Our mindset can't be too different to when we play at home," Taylor said. We feel so comfortable when we play at home where we can close the space and get up against opposition players.

"We have to take that into bigger arenas. We need to be better at riding out difficult moments away from home. You have to bite down on your gum-shield and ride out a bit of a storm. Then we need to take advantage of our good spells and not always be chasing games. "

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The boss will be watching from the directors' box at Cardiff City Stadium as he serves a one-match ban for incurring his third booking of the season in last weekend's 1-1 AESSEAL New York Stadium draw with Preston North End.

Taylor has been fighting a battle with officialdom and has already received two apologies since opening day for refereeing errors.

There hasn't been any contact this week from refs group PGMOL after he left his technical area to object to the fourth official about an alleged foul in the build-up to the Lilywhites' equaliser and then play being allowed to continue while midfielder Christ Tiehi was down with a head injury.

"No dialogue," he confirmed. "Just feedback in terms of what we requested on certain decisions. The less I say, the better, to be honest with you. I'll only get myself in more trouble."