Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Morecambe will be aiming to build on a 2-0 win over Shrewsbury Town when they take on Rotherham United at Globe Arena on Tuesday evening. The Shrimps are eyeing their third consecutive win in all competitions, and they are likely to adopt yet another attack-minded approach in the midweek clash. A man to watch in the home team will be centre-forward Cole Stockton, who has been scoring goals for fun of late.
The Millers, on the other hand, are eyeing a quick return to the Championship. Rotherham United kicked off the new League One campaign with a 2-0 win over Plymouth, but they were beaten by Wigan at the DW Stadium at the weekend. Considering that the Millers are not regarded as good travelers, we are tempted to put our money on Morecambe, who made a promising start to the season. Freddie Ladapo is widely expected to return to Rotherham’s starting XI.
Highlighted Player (A-Jay Leitch-Smith):
Born in Crewe, England on March 6, 1990, A-Jay Leitch-Smith is a professional footballer who plays for Morecambe as a forward. Leitch-Smith is a product of the Crewe Alexandra football academy, and it has to be noted that he made 103 appearances for the club’s first team.
After spending several seasons on loan at Halifax Town, Newcastle Town, IBV, and Curzon Ashton, the English footballer joined Yeovil Town on a permanent basis in the 2014/2015 season. A-Jay Leitch-smith played for the likes of Port Vale, Shrewsbury Town, and Dundee (loan) as well before moving to his current club Morecambe.
Leitch-Smith is a very intelligent and creative attacker with good technical abilities. His preferred foot is centre-forward, but he is used as both second striker and right winger as well. The English footballer, who wears the number 28 jersey at Morecambe, has a contract with the Shrimps until June 30, 2021.
Highlighted Team (Rotherham):
Rotherham United are an English club that compete in the Championship. Rotherham United are located in Rotherham, South Yorkshire and they play their home games at New York Stadium and the capacity of the venue is 12,021.
The club was founded in 1925 as a merger between Rotherham County and Rotherham Town. The colour of Rotherham’s home kit was originally yellow and black, but nowadays they were red and white jerseys. The Millers made it to the FA Cup fifth round on two occasions (1952/1953, 1967/1968) and they have yet to play in the Premier League.
Rotherham United have won the Football League One twice (1950/1951, 1980/1981), but the club’s biggest success is participation in the 1960/1961 League Cup final. Sheffield United are regarded as Rotherham United’s fiercest rivals, but the likes of Sheffield Wednesday and Doncaster could be considered Rotherham’s big rivals as well.