Newcastle go into this game off the back of two wins, two wins that have seemingly ended the bad run of form that the club previously found itself on.
Another huge boost in the midweek win over Birmingham was the return of Jonjo Shelvey, who was arguably the best player on the pitch.
Shelvey was partnered by Cheick Tiote in that game, in what was possibly the Ivorian’s final game for Newcastle.
It is likely that Shelvey will play again this weekend and is likely to be partnered by one of Jack Colback or Isaac Hayden.
However, it is not there where the surprise inclusion may come. It is in front of them.
Ayoze Perez has not done badly this season, despite what people may think. His goal return is reasonably good and he tries his best to create.
However, with Rotherham struggling, this could be an ideal opportunity to make a change.
Dan Barlaser played exceptionally well against Birmingham. He wanted to the ball throughout and was comfortable receiving it anywhere on the pitch, an incredible quality for a player so young.
Perhaps Barlaser could get his chance in the league this weekend.