Rotherham United followers face an anxious wait to see how many - or if any - of their three loan players will be available for Saturday’s FA Cup, second round tie at home to Rochdale.
Manager Steve Evans will hope the answers are positive when he gets them this week plus better news on the injury front because if no loan players can figure and none of his injured absentees became available then he would be left with just 13 fit players.
“Their clubs want to assess their options but I’m hopeful rather than doubtful,” said Millers boss Steve Evans on the Newcastle loan pair James Tavernier and Haris Vuckic and Wigan’s Nouha Dicko.
Injured midfielders missing again were Michael O’Connor and Rob Milsom. Mark Bradley and David Worrall were already out and left back Joe Skarz came off with a tight hamstring so he’ll have treatment.
“James Tavernier had a great start but I know he’s capable of that and Nouha Dicko will only get better,” said Evans who gave a ten minute stint to the other newcomer Vuckic.
“He’s yet to be unleashed but he will be and he’s a special player; then you’ll see what he can do.”