Millers race is on for starting lineup place

Millers celebrate at Brentford
Millers celebrate at Brentford
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It’s definitely hotting up. No, not a reference to Rotherham United’s bid to be one of the leading lights in this division.

We’re talking about the scramble for places in the Millers starting XI.

Managers don’t want injuries but sometimes they can ease the way when it comes to team selection.

It’s when those players are back ready that a manager earns his corn and has the odd furrowed brow to go with it all.

Take Michael O’Connor. He had cemented a midfield place and was displaying his best form so far for the club when a groin injury on international duty cut him down.

A month later and he is fit again and back in the squad although needing a spot of game time to help get back the sharpness.

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