A couple of weeks ago, after Daniel Nardiello had scored his second goal in two subs’ appearances, one Rotherham United fan was heard to have a bit of a grumble and suggest that he should have been starting in the side.
It seemed the sort of populist comment many would nod to but without really delving too deeply into it and as to why he hadn’t.
For a start, his hamstring strain in the pre-season friendly against Huddersfield two weeks before the campaign began was then followed by a slight recurrence which meant he’d been out for five weeks when he eventually did get back (as a late sub against Shrewsbury).
Pitched in at half-time against Sheffield United, he contributed to the second half turn-round, hence one or two wondering why he wasn’t starting.
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