Rotherham United boss Matt Taylor on the importance of tonight's Bristol City clash

Rotherham United boss Matt Taylor. Picture: Jim BrailsfordRotherham United boss Matt Taylor. Picture: Jim Brailsford
Rotherham United boss Matt Taylor. Picture: Jim Brailsford
ROTHERHAM United head into a Championship home match tonight with manager Matt Taylor admitting the need for points has been made even greater by their misery on the road.

The Millers are in the drop zone after drawing a blank on their travels so far this season and face 13th-placed Bristol City at AESSEAL New York Stadium this evening.

"The away results increase the pressure on your home form," Taylor said. "We've generally been strong at New York but you can't keep maintaining it while you're not doing well away. You are one poor home result away from really struggling."

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Rotherham have lost all five league matches on enemy soil while in S60 they have picked up a win and two draws in four outings.

The Injury-hit Millers are hoping to welcome back playmaker Cafu and centre-half to their squad after hamstring issues but still remain without a number of senior players.

"I'm looking forward to getting a few more experienced heads back in the group," Taylor said.

The boss has warned of the attacking quality of the Robins who have one of the brightest youngsters in the division in 21-year-old Sam Bell who already has four goals to his name this term.

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"They have some real quality at the top end of the pitch," Taylor said. "They're very aggressive with their width and how they use it.

"We're up against a good team who may be well-suited to playing away from home because they're so good on the break.

"We have to focus on ourselves and implement our home-style performance, which is front-foot and getting at the opposition."

City have been checking on the fitness of right-back George Tanner (ankle) and forward Mark Sykes (cut to the foot) after both came off during last Saturday's 3-2 loss at Ashton Gate to Stoke City.