The summer signing from Crewe appeared as a substitute against Morecambe at the weekend after recovering from an ankle injury and built up his fitness with an outing for the Millers' second string against Lincoln.
And caretaker manager Steve Thornber has hinted Pope could start against Martin Allen's side this weekend.
He told the club's official website: "He (Pope) looks a bit rusty, he hasn't played for a couple of weeks. But he got another 60 minutes under his belt and that should do him nicely, it's better than training.
"If selected I would have thought he should be there and thereabouts."