Rotherham United: Evans sweats on wing ace

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ROTHERHAM United manager Steve Evans says the club are still waiting to find out the full extent of Daniel Kearns’ hamstring injury.

The winger, on loan from Peterborough United, was forced off at half-time in the Millers 2-1 victory at Bristol Rovers in midweek. Kearns was assessed by the club’s medical staff yesterday.

“He was feeling his hamstring a bit so we’ll have to reassess it to see whether it’s three or four weeks or just seven to 10 days,” said Evans.

The Rotherham chief also confirmed top-scorer Daniel Nardiello was left out as a pre-cautionary measure after he injured his groin in training in Bristol ahead of the match.

Evans watched the Millers reserves draw 1-1 at home to Grimsby Town yesterday afternoon. Craig Morgan made his long-awaited comeback after three months on the sidelines through injury. The commanding centre-back played 55 minutes as he continues to gain full match sharpness.

Michael O’Connor and Ben Pringle produced industrious displays in midfield. O’Connor, who was available for selection again, having served his three-match ban for his sending off at promotion rivals Burton Albion, created Alec Denton’s 19th minute opener. However, Dayle Southwell levelled things up five minutes after the break, hitting an unstoppable right foot shot past Tony Thompson. In the dying minutes, Thompson kept out a Southwell penalty.

Ex-Rotherham boss Alan Knill, meanwhile, has been appointed Torquay United’s interim manager.