Rotherham United's Jamie Lindsay to miss Cardiff City clash after injuring hamstring in Preston win

Rotherham will be without Jamie Lindsay for their game with Cardiff.

By Jonathan Veal
Monday, 8th February 2021, 2:36 pm

The midfielder suffered a hamstring injury in the early period of their impressive 2-1 win at Preston on Saturday and he looks set for spell on the sidelines.

He was sent for a scan on Monday when the severity of the injury will be known.

Warne said: “Jamie Lindsay did his hamstring in the first few minutes. We play so much on the physical edge that it's a tough ask for the players.

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Rotherham United's Jamie Lindsay faces a spell on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury in the 2-1 win at Preston on Saturday. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

“It's disappointing he's picked up an injury. Jamie was having a scan on Monday.

“I wasn't normally quick enough to pull my hamstring when I was a player but I once pulled it on the Saturday and played on the Tuesday. I'm hoping Jamie is one of those superhuman people.

“We'll see. He is in pain now which isn't a great sign. If he's pulled his hammy, it will be two to three weeks.”

It will be a blow for the Millers is Lindsay cannot make a miraculous recovery as he has been an important part of a revival of late, which has seen them take 13 points from their last six games.

The game against Cardiff is a key one in their bid to stay out of relegation danger and pull the Bluebirds back into trouble.

Goalkeeper Jamal Blackman is expected to miss out again after a period of self-isolation.

Warne made changes to his side at Deepdale, including his front two where Freddie Ladapo and George Hirst were brought in.

Neither scored but Warne was pleased with them and they could be involved again.

“I thought they were excellent,” he said. “Their work rate was good. We ask a lot of our strikers. They're not like number 9s who stand there and do the odd overhead kick.

“They have to work so hard out of possession. It was always the intention we would flip it after 60 minutes because the demands are so great.”

Warne's men could move four points clear of the drop zone if they win what is one of their games in hand.