MIDFIELDER David Noble is back in the Rotherham United squad for today’s trip to Barnet.
Noble was back with the Millers on Thursday after being given additional time off this week by manager Steve Evans to help sort out some personal matters.
The Millers manager had been critical of Noble for being “disrespectful” to a member of his staff and the player, said to be suffering from a virus last week, was a surprise absence from the squad last Saturday. Until then he had played every minute of all the league games.
Manager and player had talks on Monday - with Evans denying rumours of a row - and Noble was given additional time off, along with a fitness programme, and told to report back on Thursday.
Evans - who signed Noble for Boston United eight years ago - said they had maintained contact with Noble who was “in much better spirits”.
With Noble’s regular training having been interrupted, it seems unlikely he will go straight back in the team.
Former Millers striker Carl Gilbert, from the 1970s, is travelling from Folkestone to speak at the Rotherham United Nostalgia Society meeting on October 11 at the Green Dragon, Kimberworth.