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Big Match Preview, on Millers Player

4 September 2012

Millers Player brings you all the pre and post match news...

Assistant manager Paul Raynor insists that it will be a strong Rotherham United side that takes the field against York in the first round of the JP Trophy tonight.

Raynor admitted that there maybe small changes to the side, but reiterated it won’t be a weakened outfit as the Millers look to progress in the competition. 

“We may tinker with it a little to give some players a run out and see what we have moving towards the game against Port Vale,” Raynor told Millers Player yesterday.

“It is a big game, we want to do well in the competition so we certainly won’t be putting a second string side out, it will be a strong side that we expect to win the game.”

New signing Craig Morgan is available for selection whilst a host of players who have been used predominantly as substitutes will be hoping for a start tonight. One player who has been passed fit is captain Ian Sharps, who Raynor confirmed will not be affected going forward after playing with a fractured hand on Saturday.

“It was touch and go regarding Saturday, it was sore but the big man gritted his teeth and he put in a courageous performance,” added Raynor.

“You wouldn’t have known that there was a problem with his hand, it was a good solid performance. The doctor was happy for him to play so that suggests it won’t be too much of a problem moving forward, so there are no problems on that front.”

Click here for Paul Raynor's pre-match thoughts ahead of the game against York City.

Click here to watch Steve Evans on new signing Craig Morgan.

Click here for the full match reaction after the Bradford game.

Click here for Michael O'Connor's view on his wonder strike on Saturday.

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