First choice Iain Dunbavin is injured and with loanee Paul Rachubka failing to get his red card against Plymouth overturned, they are faced with the possibility of teenager Andrew Dawber making his first team debut unless they can find an emergency loan signing.
Elsewhere defender Dean Winnard is suspended after being sent off in the 2-1 loss at Bradford on Boxing Day. Stanley loanee Danny Schofield has returned to the Millers since the clubs met at the Crown Ground at the end of November.
Millers boss Steve Evans has no new injury concerns but could make changes after the lacklustre display against Port Vale.
Kieran Agard may start and skipper Ian Sharps could be recalled to the heart of the back four.
The Millers will feel this is a must win game after losing touch with the top three following Wednesdays 2-1 defeat.