Rotherham United: Millers star could return

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CENTRAL defender Craig Morgan looks set to return to Rotherham United’s squad for Saturday’s big derby with Chesterfield at what could be a full New York Stadium.

Morgan has been out for three months after breaking a bone in his ankle and was scheduled to play for the reserves in yesterday.

However, manager Steve Evans decided not to play him. But he has figured in practice matches and he could well be back in the senior squad for the Chesterfield game. Whether Evans puts him straight back in or on the bench, remains to be seen.

The win at Torquay was the perfect response to the setback at Burton and the ideal way to kick off the derby match preparation which began straight after Tuesday’s game.

“I was delighted with the result but there was to be no dwelling on it, only a focus on the game ahead which meant starting the refuelling process on the way back.”

Evans had differing views on the performance in the respective halves.

“The first 15 minutes we started brightly then for half-an-hour didn’t make things happen, we were waiting for them to happen,” he said.

“Then in the second half we did well, could have doubled our tally and our keeper has only had one save to make.”

The Millers boss said some of the changes at Torquay were made to ensure fresher legs after the big effort with ten men at Burton.

The Millers reserves went down 2-0 to Hull City Reserves at Parkgate yesterday.

Included in the team were Dale Tonge, Ben Pringle, Courtney Cameron and David Noble who is available for the Chesterfield game. Michael O’Connor is unavailable.

The club hope Saturday’s game will reach capacity. Chesterfield sold their 2,300 and Rotherham were into the final 2,000 yesterday and hopeful that the Torquay win provides an additional boost.