York City v Rotherham United
By Steve Jones
Updated Wednesday, 17th November 2010
York City and Rotherham United contest a local derby at Bootham Crescent with the prize being a trip to Darlington in the FA Cup second round.
The Minstermen are likely to recall skipper Chris Smith (below) after missing the weekend draw with Wrexham due to serving a one-match suspension.
Latest loan arrivals Ashley Chambers and Robbie Weir both impressed on their debuts in that game, but are ineligible to face the Millers having joined York after the date of their original 0-0 draw at the Don Valley Stadium.
Midfielders Jonathan Smith and Peter Till were each ruled out at the weekend and manager Gary Mills was hoping that one or ideally both would recover from injuries in time to feature.
Chris Carruthers and Michael Gash are also pressing for recalls for the home side, who are again expected to be without midfielder Levi Mackin as he continues his recovery from a recent injury.
The visitors are likely to be missing skipper Ryan Cresswell after he sustained a back injury in their victory against Oxford United at the weekend.
Meanwhile, new loan signing Danny Coid is ineligible, while fellow right-back Johnny Mullins is injured and therefore Luke Ashworth is set for only his third start of the season in a defence.
The game must definitely be settled tonight with extra-time and penalties if the scores remain level after ninety minutes.