Rotherham and Preston are still waiting for their first league wins of the season after a frantic goalless draw.

Both sides had chances to score, with Preston's Lee Holmes drawing a decent save from Scott Shearer and Kari Arnason going close for Rotherham.

Millers debutant Matt Tubbs was off target with his effort on 27 minutes, and Preston hit the post through Bailey Wright's second-half header.

Rotherham's Alex Revell headed wide and Michael O'Connor fired over late on.

North End confirmed before the game that versatile front man Jack King will be out for at least two months with a broken bone in his foot.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Rotherham United assistant manager Paul Raynor told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"We'd say it was two points dropped, because of the way we played second half.

"But people aren't going to come here and make it easy for us, we knew it was always going to be difficult.

"They're [Preston] a good side, I think they'll be certainly be up there challenging.

"Given the opportunities we created second half, slightly disappointed we've not come away with three points."

Preston North End manager Simon Grayson told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"It's been a tough week for us and we knew this would be a tough game for us.

"We played some good stuff and passed it around well. I'm pleased because, if you can't win a game, keeping a clean sheet and getting a point away from home could prove valuable at the end of the season.

"We knew we were going to be tested this afternoon because of the personnel Rotherham have got and the way they play."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Rotherham

  • 01 Shearer
  • 03 Skarz
  • 04 Arnason Booked
  • 14 Bradley
  • 20 Morgan Booked
  • 08 Frecklington
  • 10 O'Connor Booked
  • 18 Pringle
  • 22 Agard
  • 09 Revell
  • 16 Tubbs (Worrall - 57' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Collin
  • 02 Brindley
  • 05 Davis
  • 07 Worrall
  • 15 Milsom
  • 19 Noble
  • 23 Tidser

Preston

  • 23 Rudd
  • 04 Huntington Booked
  • 05 Clarke
  • 06 Wright
  • 16 Buchanan
  • 02 Keane
  • 07 Humphrey (Garner - 81' )
  • 19 Welsh
  • 24 Hayhurst (Laird - 74' )
  • 09 Davies
  • 11 Holmes (Monakana - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Stuckmann
  • 03 Laird
  • 08 Wroe
  • 17 Monakana
  • 21 Mousinho
  • 14 Garner
  • 15 Cummins
Ref: Kettle
Att: 8,454

Match Stats

Shots

8 7

On target

1 4

Corners

2 11

Fouls

9 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:03 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +2:12

Free kick taken by Declan Rudd.

90:00 +2:06

The offside flag is raised against Lee Frecklington.

90:00 +1:51

Scott Shearer restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:30

The referee gives a free kick against Keith Keane for handball.

90:00 +0:49

Shot by Kari Arnason went wide right of the net.

90:00 +0:21

Clearance made by Kevin Davies.

89:44

Free kick taken by Scott Shearer.

89:37

Kevin Davies is caught offside.

86:52 Substitution

Substitution Jeffrey Monakana joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lee Holmes.

86:32

Shot by Michael O'Connor went harmlessly over the bar.

84:24

Free kick taken by Scott Shearer.

84:14

Handball by John Welsh.

80:52

David Worrall takes a brilliant shot and missed to the left of the net.

80:29

Bailey Wright takes the free kick.

80:17

Alex Revell concedes a free kick for a foul on Bailey Wright.

80:02 Substitution

Substitution (Preston) makes a substitution, with Joe Garner coming on for Chris Humphrey.

78:40

Clearance made by Bailey Wright.

78:04

Header at goal by Tom Clarke goes right of the post.

77:57

Lee Holmes sends in a cross.

77:42

Clearance by Kari Arnason.

77:33

Corner taken by Lee Holmes from the left by-line.

77:13

John Welsh restarts play with the free kick.

76:53 Booking

Booking

76:53

Craig Morgan booked.

76:42

Unfair challenge on Chris Humphrey by Craig Morgan results in a free kick.

76:29

Corner taken by Michael O'Connor.

75:17

Free kick crossed by Ben Pringle.

75:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bailey Wright on Alex Revell.

73:57

Kari Arnason makes a clearance.

73:47 Substitution

Substitution Scott Laird comes on in place of Will Hayhurst.

68:58

Declan Rudd takes the free kick.

68:37

Mark Bradley concedes a free kick for a foul on David Buchanan.

63:24

Header by Alex Revell misses to the right of the target.

63:18

The ball is crossed by Ben Pringle.

60:38

Corner taken by Lee Holmes.

60:35

Corner from the right by-line taken by John Welsh.

59:50

Headed chance falls to Kevin Davies.

59:28

Free kick crossed by John Welsh.

59:15 Booking

Booking

59:15

Michael O'Connor is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

58:54

Michael O'Connor challenges Lee Holmes unfairly and gives away a free kick.

57:55

Alex Revell makes a clearance.

57:43

Corner taken by Lee Holmes from the right by-line.

57:18

Michael O'Connor takes the free kick.

57:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Revell by Bailey Wright.

57:03

Clearance made by Kari Arnason.

56:59

Declan Rudd restarts play with the free kick.

56:56

The assistant referee flags for offside against Alex Revell.

56:33 Substitution

Substitution David Worrall is brought on as a substitute for Matt Tubbs.

56:00

Centre by Lee Holmes.

53:36

Header by Bailey Wright strikes the bar.

53:22

Corner from the right by-line taken by Lee Holmes.

53:11

Lee Frecklington manages to make a clearance.

53:08

A cross is delivered by Tom Clarke.

49:48

Clearance made by David Buchanan.

49:30

Scott Shearer takes the free kick.

49:17

Kari Arnason fouled by Paul Huntington, the ref awards a free kick.

49:01

Corner from the left by-line taken by John Welsh.

48:07

Free kick crossed by Tom Clarke.

47:33

Unfair challenge on Lee Holmes by Michael O'Connor results in a free kick.

46:38

The ball is sent over by Michael O'Connor.

46:14

Lee Frecklington takes a fantastic shot. Declan Rudd catches the ball.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +2:35 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +2:31

Clearance by Alex Revell.

45:00 +2:08

Lee Holmes takes the free kick.

45:00 +1:53

Unfair challenge on Lee Holmes by Kari Arnason results in a free kick.

45:00 +0:44

Shot by Will Hayhurst went over the bar.

45:00 +0:34

Kari Arnason makes a clearance.

45:00 +0:19

Corner taken by John Welsh.

44:21

Clearance made by Kari Arnason.

44:00

The ball is delivered by Mark Bradley.

43:33

Header by Mark Bradley misses right.

43:09

Ben Pringle sends in a cross.

41:44

Mark Bradley manages to make a clearance.

35:43

Clearance by Alex Revell.

35:33

Corner taken by Lee Holmes from the right by-line.

35:09

Lee Holmes takes a shot. Scott Shearer parries the ball but the danger is not over.

34:45

Kari Arnason makes a clearance.

34:09

Ben Pringle restarts play with the free kick.

33:26

Alex Revell fouled by Bailey Wright, the ref awards a free kick.

33:20

Free kick taken by Scott Shearer.

33:14

Kevin Davies challenges Kari Arnason unfairly and gives away a free kick.

32:30

The ball is swung over by Kari Arnason.

31:02

The ball is crossed by Ben Pringle.

30:27

Clearance made by Bailey Wright.

30:10

Free kick taken by Kari Arnason.

29:49

Unfair challenge on Michael O'Connor by Lee Holmes results in a free kick.

29:39

Clearance made by Chris Humphrey.

27:48

Corner from the right by-line taken by Lee Holmes.

26:53

Matt Tubbs takes a fantastic shot and went wide left of the target.

22:50

Lee Holmes restarts play with the free kick.

22:37

Kari Arnason is booked.

22:37 Booking

Booking

22:20

Foul by Kari Arnason on Lee Holmes, free kick awarded.

21:29

Michael O'Connor restarts play with the free kick.

21:16

Foul by Bailey Wright on Matt Tubbs, free kick awarded.

21:01

Keith Keane makes a clearance.

20:39

Corner from the left by-line taken by John Welsh.

20:14

Free kick taken by John Welsh.

19:51

Foul by Mark Bradley on Will Hayhurst, free kick awarded.

18:24

Clearance by Kevin Davies.

18:14

Free kick crossed by Ben Pringle.

17:57

John Welsh concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Bradley.

17:22

Keith Keane takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Scott Shearer fumbles the ball.

16:39

Clearance made by Craig Morgan.

16:14

Header by Kari Arnason misses right.

15:58

Michael O'Connor takes the free kick.

15:38

Paul Huntington booked for unsporting behaviour.

15:38 Booking

Booking

15:20

Unfair challenge on Alex Revell by Paul Huntington results in a free kick.

9:05

Lee Holmes takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Scott Shearer catches the ball.

8:33

Clearance by Kari Arnason.

8:18

Free kick taken by Declan Rudd.

8:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Will Hayhurst by Mark Bradley.

6:22

Bailey Wright manages to make a clearance.

6:07

Scott Shearer takes the free kick.

5:58

Craig Morgan fouled by Kevin Davies, the ref awards a free kick.

5:07

The ball is delivered by John Welsh.

4:39

Clearance made by Alex Revell.

4:22

Corner taken by Lee Holmes from the left by-line.

0:42

John Welsh makes a clearance.

0:36

Corner taken by Ben Pringle.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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