Michael Appleton is ready to embrace the challenge of taking on top-of-the-table Rotherham United on Wednesday night.
City had to battle hard to take a point from the visit of the Millers to the LNER Stadium earlier this season, and Paul Warne's side have caught the eye throughout their campaign.
Appleton said: "They're certainly been on a run that suggests they're right up there among the best sides - I don't think there's anyone as physical, strong and quick as they are.
"It's going to be a tough fixture, but it's a good pitch and stadium to play at. The lads know they're up against a team who are riding high at the top of the league and will be up for it.
"We have to perform with the ball like we did at MK Dons, but be a bit better without it."