Gaffer Steve Evans serves the fifth of his six game stadium ban after the game with Accrington was called off in midweek, and will hold his usual team talk in the morning at a nearby location.
Kayode Odejayi is set to continue to lead the line with Ben Pringle in a supporting role behind the striker.
Alex Revell sits out the second of a three game suspension whilst Laurie Wilson is back training but won't figure.
The Minstermen will hand a debut to Danny Kearns who has joined on a months loan from Peterborough.
Clarke Carlisle could be recalled after Tuesdays 2-0 loss to Fleetwood but midfielder Scott Kerr is unlikely to play despite returning to training from injury.
City boss Gary Mills told BBC Radio York: "The second half on Tuesday was really frustrating but sometimes we just have to give credit to the opposition.
"We're capable of beating any side in this division on our day. It's a local derby and they'll bring a few so hopefully we can out-sing them and be very vocal because that goes a long way."
Millers fans have been advised not to travel to Bootham Crescent without a ticket and face ejection if they are found to have entered the home sections of the ground.