Jamie Devitt and Waide Fairhurst, who grabbed a consolation against the Bulls, have both extended their loan stays until January and will be available.
Midfielder Craig Disley has returned to training after his knee setback but Tuesday’s game against the Millers comes too soon for him. Goalkeeper Chris Neal is progressing well from his broken finger and continues to work on his fitness although he is yet to start doing any ball work.
However, there is no date for the returns of defender Mike Jackson (bone bruising), goalkeeper Glyn Garner (shoulder) or midfielder Lewis Neal (calf), with the latter suffering a reaction to some light work he did on Saturday.
Shrews were training over the weekend having suffered a humiliating FA Cup first-round exit at the hands of non-league Staines, and Simpson knows they face a testing return to action against Ronnie Moore’s outfit.
“We had Rotherham watched at the weekend, we’ve got the reports on them and the preparations are in full swing now,” he told the club’s official website. “We know it’s going to be a tough game as they’re a good side, they’re up at the top of the league.”