Crewe have no new problems so boss Dario Gradi is expected to name an unchanged for Rotherham’s visit.
The change of formation that brought victory at Gillingham last weekend is also set to remain in place.
After losing the previous four matches with a 4-4-2 system, Gradi switched to a 3-5-2 line-up and it paid off as they won 3-1 in Kent.
“It is not my preferred way of playing but I had to do something,” said Gradi. “We need to be able to head the ball better in both boxes and this way we can with Adam Dugdale in the team.”
Rotherham will be without skipper Ryan Cresswell for the trip to Crewe.
The centre-half is troubled by a recurring back problem and pulled out of Wednesday’s humiliating FA Cup defeat at York after it flared up in the warm-up.
On-loan right-back Danny Coid will come back into the side after being ineligible at Bootham Crescent, so Johnny Mullins should move into a central role with Luke Ashworth the man to make way.
The Millers are still unsure whether they will have goalkeeper Andy Warrington available as he also missed out on the York clash after his wife gave birth to a baby girl on Wednesday afternoon and there have since been complications.
Boss Ronnie Moore has no other selection concerns to contend with but could ponder changes after the dismal showing in midweek, where the Millers exited the FA Cup to non-league opposition for the third time in four years.