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Rotherham United Vs Cheltenham Town, Sat 17 Apr 2010

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Rotherham will be without in-form Danny Harrison for the home game with Cheltenham.

The midfielder was shown a straight red card in Tuesday's 1-0 win over Northampton, which was the Millers first win in five games, and will miss the next three matches.

This leaves manager Ronnie Moore with a dilemma over who to replace Harrison with. He could move Pablo Mills forward from central defence into a midfield role and bring in Nick Fenton into the back four.

He may opt to recall Micky Cummins, who has not figured since late February, or switch Nicky Law inside from his usual wing position.

However, Moore will be unable to call upon long-term injury trio Dale Tonge (ankle), Tom Pope (broken foot) and Andy Liddell (Achilles) as his side look to maintain their play-off push.

Manager Mark Yates welcomes back Matt Thornhill for Cheltenham while Michael Townsend is rated as 50/50.

Despite standing a good chance of returning for Tuesday`s goalless draw at Shrewsbury, the pair failed to recover in time, although on-loan midfielder Thornhill (back/hip) will definitely make his comeback this time around.

Centre-back Townsend (ankle) trained on Thursday and will be assessed over the next 24 hours.

Aaron Lescott remains the only player certain to miss out due to his knee injury, with his return likely to come next week against Darlington or Aldershot, although the latter encounter is more likely.

Victory for the Robins, combined with defeat for second-bottom Grimsby at home to Torquay, would mathematically secure the club`s Football League status.

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Rotherham United
Shrewsbury Town
Aaron Lescott
Pablo Mills
Bristol City
Football
Danny Harrison
Dale Tonge
Cheltenham Town
Micky Cummins
Tom Pope
Rochdale
Nick Fenton
Andy Liddell
Matt Thornhill
Michael Townsend
Nicky Law
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