a Cup shock repeat would just be up Scott Shearer’s street this afternoon.
The Rotherham United goalkeeper knows what it is like to cause an upset at the KC Stadium after playing - and starring - for Crawley Town in their FA Cup fourth-round success over Hull City last season.
They won 1-0, as they had done against another Championship club, Bristol City, in the previous round.
“I remember we came under some pressure late on and Scott made two particularly outstanding saves in that spell,” said Millers manager Steve Evans.
Shearer is one of the 11 signings made by Evans and is vying for the No 1 spot with Andy Warrington. He looks set for the nod this afternoon considering that Warrington played at Stamford in midweek. They shared duties in the 3-2 win at Mansfield last Saturday.
“We demand passion, desire and commitment from our players and, whilst it is a tough draw, we want to go there and do ourselves justice,” Evans added.
The Millers are expected to have the backing of more than 1,000 fans and it is pay on the day at the ground.
For Hull it will be the first game in charge for Steve Bruce who succeeded Nick Barmby this summer.
Meanwhile, tickets are going well for the opening league game next Saturday at home to Burton Albion with the Millers expecting their best opening-day crowd for over a decade.
The open training session planned for next Tuesday at the New York Stadium has been put off to a later date.
With work still going on around the ground, the club felt they did not want any potential hold-ups to that work and will put it on a later.