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'City ready for Rotherham’ – Holden

Dean Holden will take his Robins to South Yorkshire for Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship fixture versus Rotherham United, less than 72 hours after the midweek victory over Blackburn Rovers.

Recovery time and the quick turnaround between games leaves little time to train ahead of the match but Holden is far from concerned about his match preparations.

Rotherham, who lost to Watford on Tuesday night, may have the extra day in the run up to the fixture but City will take confidence with them to the New York Stadium, after returning to winning ways in BS3 in that 1-0 victory over Blackburn, thanks to Famara Diédhiou’s late goal.

 

Head Coach Holden told Robins TV: “In terms of training time on the grass there hasn’t been much time but there’s plenty for myself and the coaches to get around the group and individually, to make sure they’re aware of the type of game we’re going into on Saturday. The preparation remains the same, there’s not so much time on the grass as normal but we’ll still be well prepared.

“It’s a quick turnaround from the game last night, so physically and mentally we have to be ready for a big challenge. Rotherham put you under a lot of pressure, they play with a lot of energy and we know it’ll be a hell of a challenge, but we’re ready.” he insisted.

“They set the team up in a way to make it difficult, to put you under pressure throughout the game. They’re strong at set-pieces, we have to be physically strong but carry a threat like we did on Wednesday night.”

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There was plenty of encouragement in midweek as City shut out the league’s attack-minded Blackburn Rovers, giving top scorer Adam Armstrong a night to forget. The Robins earned their eighth clean sheet in all competitions this season and deservedly grabbed a winning goal to cap off their hard efforts across the pitch.

Now City have the chance to pick up where they left off.

Holden added: “I was pleased with how we passed the ball, the detail and calmness in the final third and that led to us creating more chances last night than we have of late. Hopefully we’ll continue to do that on Saturday.”

Rotherham v City (Saturday, December 12th, 3pm KO) will be streamed live on Robins TV, with £10 matchday passes now available to purchase.

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