Rotherham United travel to Berkshire tomorrow to take on National League side Maidenhead United in the First Round proper of this season’s FA Cup.
Maidenhead got through to this round by beating Wealdstone in a replay two-nil after the game at York Road had ended one-all thanks to a late goal from the hosts’ Ryan Upward.
The Magpies are currently sixteenth in the National League with their last game seeing them lose away to Aldershot Town. Their last home game was a Tuesday night draw with AFC Fylde at the end of last month.
The Millers are doing well away from home having won their last three, the last one being last weekend when they beat Gillingham three-nil. The last time Rotherham were in this round of the cup was in November 2017 when, despite taking the lead, they lost two-one at the Alexandra Stadium.
The hosts will have former Crystal Palace loanee Ibra Sekajja available after he signed at the beginning of the month.
Rotherham United Manager Paul Warne told iFOLLOW ‘Maidstone are just two leagues below us and have home advantage and it will be a tough game and we are definitely not underestimating the opposition.’
The Millers are going to be without Trevor Clarke while Joe Mattock is a major doubt. There are also questions marks over Richard Wood, Matt Crooks and Michael Ihiekwe with Adam Thompson possibly having to come back from injury a game earlier than really expected. After a groin injury Clark Robertson hasn’t yet trained so this game could be too early for him.
The referee for the Millers first FA Cup game of the season is Ollie Yates from Staffordshire.
Millers fans will be able to buy the remaining Standing Tickets for tomorrow at York Road from the Bell Road turnstiles – Cash Only.