The Pools are looking to get closer to some silverware, the last time they were able to win a trophy was winning the play-offs in the National League in the 20/21 season.
The Millers have been on fire this season in EFL League One as they are currently first with only six losses from 36 matches. Their defence has been their greatest strength as only 21 goals have been conceded.
Graeme Lee has a few options to choose from as he tries to lead his club to the final. Neill Byrne will be available to select after a two-match suspension.
Bryn Morris is cup-tied as he is on loan from Burton Albion.
Assistant manager Richie Barker announced that Freddie Ladapo is doubtful as they are waiting on a scan to come back on his quad.
Rarmani Edmonds-Green's fitness is also questionable as the club said that they will judge him based on his training today.
Hartlepool: Killip; Sterry, Liddle, Odusina, Ferguson; Shelton, Featherstone, Crawford; Molyneux, Bogle, Grey
Rotherham: Vickers; Ihiekwe, Wood, MacDonald; Osei-Tutu, Rathbone, Barlaser, Wiles, Ferguson; Kayode, Kelly
Ones to watch
32-year-old midfielder Nicky Featherstone has been an essential piece of the squad this season with a rating of 7.29.
Even only with one assist this season, he has proven to be a great set-up man with starting a counter-attack or completing a key pass into the final third.
He also holds the greatest goals against per 90 with only 0.41, almost a 0.3 difference between him and second place (Viktor Johansson of Rotherham as well with 0.74).
The last match they faced off in was in 2013 in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. The match ended in a 2-1 victory for the Millers after a great double by Tom Eaves and Kieran Agard.
How to watch & kick-off time
Coverage will be available to viewers via iFollow for £10 for both sets of supporters in the UK.