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Quick FA Cup Preview – Millers v Stockport

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Rotherham United are back in Cup action on Friday night when Stockport County travel to the New York Stadium for the second round of the FA Cup.

And it’s a game where all league performances go out of the window.

The Millers are currently in top spot in League One and come into this game on the back of two draws – goalless in the league away at Oxford and one-all in the Papa John’s Trophy game at home to Port Vale before winning on penalties. Rotherham’s last home game was a three-one win against Cambridge and will hoping to be keeping their seventeen game unbeaten run going on Friday night.

County are sitting just under the play-off places, seventh in the National League and come into this game on the back of a four-one away win at Wealdstone. Stockport themselves are on an unbeaten run of seven games so will also be wanting to keep that going.

‘It’s always harder going into games as ‘favourite’, Millers Boss Paul Warne told Radio Sheffield ahead of this clash, ‘because no game is easy and no team is going to come here and lay down. Football is so random you could be the best team and lose. But, hopefully, if we play at our best we should have enough to win but there is no easy game and you have to fight hard, outrun and out work the opposition.’

Despite it being thought that Will Grigg would be missing with, shall we call it a ‘tender area issue’, he was in training on Thursday and despite some pain is in contention for the game. There are no other new injury worries for the Millers.

Stockport Manager Dave Challinor is likely to keep the same starting eleven that beat Wealdstone last weekend.

Ollie Yates from Staffordshire is in the middle for this game.

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