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Rotherham United 0-0 Bradford City

Steve Evans

Rotherham United's hopes of automatic promotion suffered another blow as they drew with mid-table Bradford City.

Jon Stead volleyed Bradford's best chance over the bar early on.

Michael O'Connor hit a post, Haris Vuckic chipped off target and Kari Arnason headed over from eight yards as the Millers were frustrated in their search for a winner in the second half.

Rotherham's failure to win means Wolves will be promoted to the Championship if they win at Crewe on Saturday.

Steve Evans's side, who have just four matches remaining, are eight points behind second-placed Brentford, having played a game more than the Bees.

It could have been worse for Rotherham, who needed goalkeeper Adam Collin to deny Adam Reach's toe-poked effort after the Bradford winger beat two defenders in a mazy run.

Rotherham manager Steve Evans told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Post-match: Rotherham manager Evans

"I keep saying it, we're Rotherham United. We don't get them [penalty decisions], we get them against us. We'll see what the referee's excuses are.

"I looked for a response from Tuesday [a defeat at Sheffield United] and they gave us a response, because if we play like that in the play-offs, it may not win matches for us but we'll take what comes and we were terrific.

"We played better football tonight and we made better chances."

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 21Collin
  • 27Tavernier
  • 3Skarz
  • 10O'Connor
  • 4Arnason
  • 20Morgan
  • 37AdamsSubstituted forVuckicat 63'minutes
  • 36Smallwood
  • 9Revell
  • 22Agard
  • 18Pringle

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 2Brindley
  • 5Davis
  • 15Milsom
  • 26Thomas
  • 28Vuckic
  • 35Hitchcock

Bradford

  • 1McLaughlan
  • 2Darby
  • 6DruryBooked at 42mins
  • 18Jones
  • 23McArdle
  • 5Davies
  • 32BennettSubstituted forThompsonat 90+4'minutes
  • 4DolanSubstituted forDe Vitaat 77'minutes
  • 17Stead
  • 24Doyle
  • 28Reach

Substitutes

  • 11Thompson
  • 14Yeates
  • 16McHugh
  • 20De Vita
  • 22Bates
  • 27McBurnie
  • 41Barker
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
9,228

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 0, Bradford City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 0, Bradford City 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Garry Thompson replaces Kyle Bennett.

Attempt missed. Kári Arnason (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

Attempt blocked. James Tavernier (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Kári Arnason (Rotherham United).

Jon Stead (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Haris Vuckic (Rotherham United).

Adam Reach (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Raffaele De Vita replaces Matthew Dolan.

Attempt missed. Haris Vuckic (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Gary Jones.

Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jon Stead (Bradford City).

Attempt missed. Haris Vuckic (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

Attempt missed. Jon Stead (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. James Tavernier (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Haris Vuckic replaces Nicky Adams.

Attempt saved. Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephen Darby (Bradford City).

Attempt saved. Adam Reach (Bradford City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Stephen Darby.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Ben Pringle.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Bennett (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

(Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Craig Morgan (Rotherham United).

Joe Skarz (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Bradford City).

Attempt missed. Adam Reach (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Andrew Davies.

Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Alex Revell (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

Second Half

Second Half begins Rotherham United 0, Bradford City 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Rotherham United 0, Bradford City 0.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

Booking

Adam Drury (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves41279574254990
2Brentford41269666363087
3Rotherham422213777492879
4Leyton Orient412211873383577
5Preston412016557391876
6Peterborough41204176354964
7MK Dons41177175855358
8Swindon41169165854457
9Port Vale41176185566-1157
10Walsall411414134542356
11Sheff Utd411511154243-156
12Bradford421117145251150
13Coventry411611147171049
14Gillingham41146215469-1548
15Bristol City411017146364-147
16Oldham411211184657-1147
17Crawley391113154049-946
18Colchester411013184557-1243
19Tranmere401110194970-2143
20Carlisle401110194061-2143
21Crewe411110204976-2743
22Shrewsbury41914183750-1341
23Notts County41124255572-1740
24Stevenage41109224061-2139
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