Rotherham United are just 90 minutes away from potentially welcoming one of English football’s giants to New York Stadium. Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger or Rafa Benitez could all be in with a chance of visiting the Millers’ new home, but only if they can overcome League One promotion-chasers, Notts County.
The Football League’s oldest club travel to the its newest stadium as the Millers look to bring an early Christmas present to supporters and earn their place in the third round of the competition for the first time since the 2004/05 season.
However, the Magpies have not been beaten on their travels since February, meaning that the support of the New York crowd will be vital, and manager Steve Evans is urging supporters to get involved.
“The third round of the cup is a landmark day on anybody’s footballing calendar, and what better way to introduce our state-of-the-art venue to the world than by showcasing it against one of the top teams in the country. To do that however, we have a big task to beat Notts County, but we’ve knocked out one League One side already, and with your support I know we can do it again.
“Notts County are selling their tickets quickly, and it’s important that we do as well. Against Stevenage when it got close towards the end, you made all the difference, and it’s imperative that you do again. So get your tickets early, and come down to New York and let’s get the lads over the line, and help them to a huge victory ahead of a busy Christmas period.”
Tickets for Saturday’s second round tie are on general sale now at the New York Stadium ticket office.
The club are urging fans to buy tickets in advance to avoid queuing on matchdays. You can do so in person from the ticket office, by phone or online at www.rotherhamunitedshop.co.uk