Rotherham United’s next three games are all away from the New York Stadium.
On Saturday the Millers travel to Buckinghamshire to take on MK Dons at the Stadium MK before going onto Portsmouth for the re-arranged League One game at Fratton Park next Tuesday. Six days later sees them in the second round of the FA Cup with an away Monday night game in the West Midlands when they go to Damson Park to take on Solihull Moors.
So, the report that some of the injured players are about ready to take the field again will come as good news for the Rotherham management team and fans alike.
Millers Boss Paul Warne told The Star that defender Joe Mattock, who has been out a couple of weeks with a back injury, could start training this week and possibly be in the travelling squad on Saturday..
And more positive news is that forward Kyle Vassell, who limped off after just twelve minutes in the home game against Tranmere with an ankle problem at the end of August, has been training and was on the bench on Saturday, although he didn’t come on.
‘I might have brought him on if the game had taken a different turn,’ the Millers Boss said of the Northern Ireland international also saying he’d been ‘good’ in training.
Speaking of Mattock, the Gaffer said, that it’s the ‘twisting his upper body’ that is still causing him problems but said, ‘He says he is feeling a lot better.’
Chiedozie Ogbene will be missing after getting two yellow cards in Saturday’s win over Accrington (both a bit harsh in my humble opinion) might not find it as easy to get back into the team according to his Boss who said, ‘Chieo is a very intelligent lad and knows that if the player who comes in plays well then he will have to sit out watch until the other person doesn’t perform. ‘
Well, I’ll be delighted for someone to come in and play better than the twenty-two year old winger because that player will be brilliant as I think Chieo was the best player on the pitch on Saturday and whenever I’ve seen him play his pace has given the opposition something to think about.