Rotherham United: Kirk Broadfoot misses out on Millers comeback at Norwich City

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Defender Kirk Broadfoot will have to wait for his Championship return as Rotherham United head to high-flying Norwich City on Saturday.

The centre-half, out since August 6 opening day with a back problem, has resumed training but won’t be considered for the clash at Carrow Road.

Joe Mattock

Joe Mattock

The Millers have pencilled in the October 22 home match with Reading for his possible comeback.

“Broady is back in training,” manager Alan Stubbs confirmed. “In terms of being ready, Saturday comes too soon and I would probably say the same about Tuesday (Birmingham City away) as well.

“He’s got a chance of being in a better position for the Reading game.”

Left-back Joe Mattock has recovered from a calf strain and is a likely starter at left-back, while right-back Stephen Kelly is available after a thigh problem.

Midfielder Tom Adeyemi, who limped out of the last match before the international break, against Newcastle United, with a damaged calf, is still at least a week away from returning.

“With Tom, we’re potentially looking at a week, two maximum hopefully,” Stubbs said.

Adeyemi has also been nursing a thigh condition and Rotherham have been able to treat both issues during their fortnight without a fixture.

“He has a calf strain which is nothing too significant,” Stubbs added. “Before that, he was having muscle soreness in his thighs. It’s been a good chance to rest the two. We’ve been able to treat both injuries in the same timescale.”

The Millers are in bottom spot in the second tier while the Canaries, after five wins in six matches, are second.

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