Millers cup foes recall veteran

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ROTHERHAM United’s FA Cup opponents Barrow will recall their veteran skipper Phil Bolland for Saturday’s first round tie.

The 35-year-old central defender has been out since breaking his jaw in September and although he has had just one outing since, he is lined up to return.

His return follows the end of the loan spell for defender Adam Quinn who has gone back to Darlington. Bolland’s recall means no chance of ex-Millers player Andy Nicholas facing his former club.

Barrow expect to have a crowd of over 3,000 as they seek only a second FA Cup conquest over a League club since losing their own place in the league in 1972 - that victory being in 2008 over Brentford, then managed by current Millers boss Andy Scott!

Rotherham’s reserves went down 4-1 at Stoke City yesterday in a Group game in the Reserves League Cup.

Stoke, with six players of Premier League experience, included ex-Blades midfielder Michael Tonge who scored the third when a centre went in off a post, Marcus Marshall had pulled it back to 2-1 from Ben Pringle’s cross.

Millers Res: Warrington, Royles, Brown, Hart (Woods 70), McKay, Marshall, Banks, Pringle, Rose, Denton, Williams (Beedham 70).