Mark steps up comeback

FIT-again Rotherham United midfielder Mark Hudson will this week step up his bid to get back into the thinking of manager Mark Robins.

Monday, 15th October 2007, 9:33 am
Updated Monday, 15th October 2007, 11:01 am

Hudson, out for three months after knee surgery, has had no reaction to his first match action and a full week's work at Millmoor.

He played for 85 minutes for the reserves last week and came through fine.

Robins said today: "It will be like having a new player on board.

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"Mark just needs match fitness now but he worked exceptionally hard in his comeback match and he'll be wanting to make up for lost time."

The Millers have no reserve team game this week,otherwise that would have been ideal for Hudson to add to his match action.

However, Robins refused to write off Hudson's prospect of some sort of involvement for next Saturday's home game against Morecambe. "We'll monitor him this week, see how he's going and we'll organise a game - even ifit's among ourselves. That will aid him," added Robins.

"He worked over the weekend and he'll be working hard this week for sure."

After Friday's draw at Brentford, Robins was out watching on Saturday and took in Bury's 3-1 win at Notts County.

"Bury played well and Notts County didn't play as well as they did against us at Millmoor the other week," said the Millers boss.

Meanwhile

, Nick Montgomery wants to join Sheffield United teammate Gary Naysmith at next year's European Championships.

Scotland full-back Naysmith is on the verge of realising his ambition to reach the finals of a major tournament following his country's victory over Ukraine.

Having previously represented Scotland at under-21 and futures level, Montgomery is refusing to give up on his dream of achieving a senior international cap.