Millers on snow watch

ROTHERHAM United are pressing for an early decision on tomorrow's snow-threatened match at Oxford United to spare supporters another wasted journey.

Travelling fans have already made needless trips to Accrington, Notts County and Bristol Rovers this season after all three were postponed close to kick-off.

While keen to see the match at the Kassam Stadium given the best possible chance of surviving the Arctic blast, the Millers don't want their followers inconvenienced again.

Chief operating officer Paul Douglas has spoken to Oxford United outlining the situation and to ensure that the considerations of the supporters are taken into account.

Douglas told the Advertiser: "I have spoken to Oxford to outline the sensitivity of the issue for us and to consider our travel plans. I know the people there and they are very capable.

"Like ourselves, they want to get the game on but they are also aware that any concerns are brought to people's attention and that the referee is made aware so a call can be made as soon as possible.

"On Wednesday night Oxford had got the covers on. There was snow on top but the pitch was playable. The temperatures forecast down there aren't horrendous but the worry is the snow predicated for the next two days."

The Millers sit two points outside League Two's automatic promotion frame, with two games in hand on third-placed Exeter City, going into the weekend.