Crawley Town welcome Rotherham United to the Broadfield Stadium on Saturday. There are quite a few links between the two teams who have only met twice previously. Let's take a look at what could possibly be another great game of football:

Previous Meetings:

The last time these two sides met was a couple of seasons ago when Crawley made their debut into the Football League.

The Reds took all three points from both games in that League Two campaign, after securing a solid 3-0 victory at the Broadfield they then travelled to what was then the Millers' stadium, Don Valley, where two second half goals from ex-Red Tyrone Barnett and current skipper Josh Simpson cancelled out a first half strike from Williams; resulting in a 2-1 victory for the League new-boys.

Form Guide:

Rotherham are below Reds in the table after drawing both of their League One games; a 3-3 opening game draw at Crewe and a goalless draw with Preston have seen them not get off to the start they wanted.

However the Millers did claim the scalps of Sheffield Wednesday as they saw them off 2-1 in the Capital One Cup; a tie sandwiched between the League games.

Crawley on the other hand have had a rather strong start to their League One campaign. A 3-2 victory against Coventry started their season well, although they were extremely unlucky to concede deep in added time at the end of the game as they drew 3-3 with Tranmere. Reds also fell victim to an unlucky cup defeat as they lost 4-3 to Cheltenham.

A word from Crawley Town boss Richie Barker:

"Like us last season, Rotherham have come into League One with a lot of momentum after winning promotion. They have beaten a Championship side already this season so we know we can expect a very difficult game."

A word from Millers' boss Steve Evans:

"Crawley Town is a club I have the utmost respect for and I am looking forward to going back there. But the most important thing is the game itself and getting our first League win of the season."

Insider's knowledge:

There are only seven players left in the Reds' side who were at the club under Steve Evans, with only four of those players finding themselves regularly in the side.

Crawley's side has changed quite significantly since just over one year ago when Steve Evans left for Rotherham.

It is not only Steve facing his old side again; Reds boss Richie Barker played for the Millers during his footballing career.

Rotherham bring with them a few ex-Reds too. Goalkeeper Scott Shearer, defender Claude Davis and forward Matt Tubbs all used to play for Crawley under the command of Evans during his time at the Broadfield Stadium.

The question is who wants it more?

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