Rotherham United are awaiting fitness verdicts on Lee Frecklington and Alex Revell and hope to extend the stays of James Tavernier and Haris Vuckic today.
The Millers head for Ronnie Moore’s Tranmere Rovers today with manager Steve Evans unable to confirm if one, or both, of his injured pair will be available.
“We’re very, very hopeful about Lee Frecklington but no so sure about Alex Revell,” said Evans yesterday.
He also noted that Miles Addison had been ill at the weekend but expected him to be ok.
Frecklington missed Saturday with a slight hamstring injury and although he was willing to give it a go, he was advised not to risk it. He did train yesterday, however, and the medical people will see if there’s been any reaction.
Revell suffered a calf injury which forced him off at half-time on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Evans says the loan deals for Tavernier and Vuckic are set to be extended today for the rest of the season.
The Millers boss also hopes to do the same with striker Tom Hitchcock who is on loan from QPR.
“It depends on QPR doing something and bringing someone in so we’re waiting on that but it’s something we want to do,” said Evans.
“There’s a lot of goals in that young man. He wasn’t at his best on Saturday but he wasn’t the only one.”
Of course, tonight’s game means meeting up with Ronnie Moore who saw his side’s 1-0 home win over Crewe on Saturday lift them out of the bottom four and up to seventh bottom.
“He’ll want to beat his old club, I know that and he’s watched us and knows what we’re about,” said Evans.
“If I ever get compared by Millers fans to Ronnie Moore then I’ll be very proud because when I came here, no one would have talked about me in the same breath as him.
“But I can’t be talked about like Ronnie until I take the club up to the next level.”
When the teams met at New York Stadium in October, Moore was under pressure after some poor results but Tranmere battled to a 1-1 draw secured with a late penalty.
Rotherham have lost on the last five visitors to Prenton Park.
*Millers striker Danny Hylton has joined League Two outfit AFC Wimbledon on loan until the end of the 2013/14 season.