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Rotherham United Vs Shrewsbury Town, Mon 22 Feb 2010

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Rotherham will be forced to make at least one change when Shrewsbury visit Don Valley for their televised clash.

Midfielder Gary Roberts was dismissed for a second yellow card in Friday's 1-1 draw with Torquay and he will now serve a one-game ban.

Roberts suffered a shoulder injury that required an X-ray after the game, so it is unlikely that he would have been available to boss Ronnie Moore. Michael Cummins or Pablo Mills are the two likeliest candidates to replace Roberts in midfield.

On-loan defender Gavin Gunning went off in the first half against the Gulls after suffering a head injury that required stitches, but Moore remains hopeful of him being available. Marc Joseph is on standby to start at left-back if Gunning does not make it.

Dale Tonge looks set to miss out as he continues to battle with a foot injury, while Andy Liddell and Paul Warne are long-term absentees.

Shrewsbury boss Paul Simpson has hinted that he may tinker with his starting line-up.

The Shrews were beaten 1-0 at Bury on Friday night and with several players carrying "bumps and bruises" Simpson may make a few changes to freshen things up.

One potential change could see new signing Jamie Cureton handed his first start after he came on as a second-half substitute at Gigg Lane following a loan move from Norwich in the week.

Terry Dunfield was the man who made way for the striker and he is a candidate to drop out of the side if Cureton does start.

Dean Holden and Jake Simpson were also named on the bench on Friday after recent injuries and they could both come into contention for a start.

The game at Don Valley, which has already seen four games lost to the weather this season, may be in doubt after heavy snow hit the South Yorkshire region on Sunday morning.

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Norwich City
Jake Simpson
Gary Roberts
Jamie Cureton
Paul Warne
Shrewsbury Town
Pablo Mills
Gavin Gunning
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Michael Cummins
Dale Tonge
Marc Joseph
Terry Dunfield
Dean Holden
Gary Roberts
Rochdale
Andy Liddell
Torquay United
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