However, despite a Carling Cup victory over Derby, Rotherham have been sluggish in the league and Mark Robins has challenged his side to take the initiative in the clash with Dale, which has been put back 24 hours because of U2's sell-out concert at Don Valley on Thursday.
"This is the best group of players I've worked with during my time here. There's more to come from everybody," he told the Rotherham Advertiser.
"I want to see us on the front foot right from the start. The players need to free themselves of some of their defensive responsibilities without going gung-ho.
"When we are doing all that and passing the ball well we are a threat to anyone."