Rotherham United Vs Aldershot Town, Sat 11 Dec 2010

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Rotherham are set to hand a debut to Will Atkinson when Aldershot visit Don Valley.

The Hull winger joined on loan until January a fortnight ago, but with the Millers out of action since November 23, he has yet to make an appearance.

West Brom defender Paul Downing also joined on deadline day and he too will be hoping to be involved in Ronnie Moore's plans.

Skipper Ryan Cresswell has been a beneficiary of the Millers' enforced break as he has recovered from a back injury and is set to lead the side again, while experienced keeper Andy Warrington will also return after missing the last three games due to personal reasons.

Dale Tonge, who has not made an appearance since March, has returned to training following a foot injury, but without any reserve games under his belt he will not be considered.

The Millers have fond recent memories of hosting Aldershot as they secured a 2-0 win in last season's play-off semi-final second leg which earned a spot in the Wembley final.

Aldershot could have captain Anthony Charles back for the trip.

Defender Charles has not featured since suffering a hamstring injury against Brentford in November but is back in light training and could travel up the M1 for a repeat of last season`s play-off semi-final.

Manager Kevin Dillon said: "Having a game postponed last week has been beneficial for Anthony Charles because he is back training with us now.

"But we have to closely monitor his situation because we cannot afford for him to return too soon and he certainly needs a game so we can assess him."

Striker Damian Spencer will visit a specialist later this month as he continues his recovery from a knee injury so is out, while John Halls is also unavailable.

The former Reading man - who has been made available for transfer along with Manny Panther - is struggling with a groin problem.

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Anthony Charles
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